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Intl Organized Crime: Al Qaeda in Maghreb AQIM revenues up 1500% in 10 years, sources are kidnapping, trafficking, smuggling and drugs..

Intl Organized Crime: Al Qaeda in Maghreb AQIM revenues up 1500% in 10 years, sources are kidnapping, trafficking, smuggling and drugs..

This recent killing showed that regardless of the setbacks it has endured, AQIM is a tougher and richer organization than most had believed. In the last ten years, AQIM has…

UN Ban Ki-moon warned on terrorism and organized crime in sub-Saharan Sahel region.

UN Ban Ki-moon warned on terrorism and organized crime in sub-Saharan Sahel region.

Terrorism, trafficking in arms, drugs and people, and other transnational forms of organized crime are threatening security in Africa’s vast sub-Saharan Sahel region, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today. “The Sahel’s…

France supporting proactive strategy of Security and Development in Africa.

France supporting proactive strategy of Security and Development in Africa.

  By Alejandro Ronard Alem.- In a pragmatic way, the French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian spares no effort to advance in the construction of the European Defense. France also…

France getting serious on intervention in Central African Republic (CAR)

France getting serious on intervention in Central African Republic (CAR)

The Central African Republic (CAR) is descending into “complete chaos”, the UN deputy secretary general has warned, calling for urgent action. Jan Eliasson urged the Security Council to strengthen the…

Tuareg groups merger in Northern Mali.

Tuareg groups merger in Northern Mali.

The three main insurgent groups in northern Mali have agreed to merge, creating a united front in an ongoing peace process with the government. The groups that merged on Monday…

International drug ring dismantled in Algeria, w/links in Mali and Niger.

Algerian security services on Monday (November 4th) announced the dismantling of a drug trafficking network that extended to Mali and Niger, El Moudjahid reported. Five people from Tamanrasset were apprehended…

Al Qaeda franchisees recruiting and reassembling forces in Africa.

Al Qaeda franchisees recruiting and reassembling forces in Africa.

Recent terror attacks in Tunisia, Libya, Kenya and other African countries show that al-Qaeda and its affiliates have a new focus.  They have separate strategies according to the region, they…

Peacekeeping force fully deployed in January 2014 in the Central African Republic.

Peacekeeping force fully deployed in January 2014 in the Central African Republic.

Military reinforcements have begun arriving in Central African Republic CAR but the planned 3,600-strong peace keeping force will not be fully deployed before 2014. There is chaos in CAR since…

Washington deployed military personnel and drones in Niger.

Washington deployed military personnel and drones in Niger.

On Wednesday, Niger´s Foreign Minister Mohamed Bazoum welcomed armed U.S. drones send to Niger to help in its battle against an armed Islamist threat and drug trafficking in the Sahara..…

Somalia has Biometric Passports, but not South Africa

Somalia has Biometric Passports, but not South Africa

    The intelligence community is pushing to make biometrically enabled intelligence — the art of identifying people by fingerprints, digital mugshots, iris scans or DNA — a regular part…

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