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North Africa´s Libya deteriorating internal conflict.

North Africa´s Libya deteriorating internal conflict.

Libya’s deteriorating internal conflict may be nearing a dramatic turning point. Over six months of fighting between two parliaments, their respective governments and allied militias have led to the brink…

UN warned Africa loses $ 50 billion to corruption practices.

UN warned Africa loses $ 50 billion to corruption practices.

Addis Ababa – Africa loses at least $50 billion (44 billion euros) a year to illicit practices like tax fraud, corruption and organised crime, a worrying situation that is hurting…

World Bank: High Ebola scenario affects Security in West Africa.

World Bank: High Ebola scenario affects Security in West Africa.

The World Bank warned last week that the Ebola outbreak could deliver a $32.6 billion blow to the economies in West Africa. That situation can be avoid if  the disease…

Controversial tanker robbed by Nigerian pirates near Abidjan.

Controversial tanker robbed by Nigerian pirates near Abidjan.

ABIDJAN –  Pirates robbed an petroleum products tanker near Ivory Coast’s port of Abidjan,  the raid on the tanker came just a day after two failed pirate attacks that occurred…

About Boko Haram´s financial sources.

About Boko Haram´s financial sources.

Boko Haram has ample cash in a part of Nigeria and West Africa where money is scarce.  Its weapons have shifted from relatively cheap AK-47s in the early days of…

U.N. failed to stop 21 tons of undeclared Chinese arms and ammo, “smuggled” into Ivory Coast.

U.N. failed to stop 21 tons of undeclared Chinese arms and ammo, “smuggled” into Ivory Coast.

United Nations experts have called for the U.N. to stop allowing arms for its Mali peacekeepers to be shipped through  Ivory Coast after they said a load of military hardware sent…

Not only disputing islands: China and Japan are also competing in Africa.

Not only disputing islands: China and Japan are also competing in Africa.

As tensions between China and Japan multiply, there is an increasing battle for influence in other states. For example, in his recent article in The Diplomat, Jin Kai noted China…

2014 could open market for cybersecurity experts in Africa.

2014 could open market for cybersecurity experts in Africa.

  Next January 2014 (24-31) , African Union (AU) Heads of State will meet in Ethiopia, and most likely vote to suscribe a cybersecurity convention draft, with the objetive to…

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…

Morocco success against money laundering and terrorism financing

Morocco success against money laundering and terrorism financing

Morocco’s efforts against money laundering and terrorism financing are seeing positive results.   The inter-governmental Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force a fortnight ago removed Morocco from…