Tag: security

South Africa’s Security Sector Is in Crisis – Reform Must Start Now

July 22, 2021
As the dust settles on insurrection, government must acknowledge the urgent need to repurpose a failing security system. The attempted insurrection of the past week affirms the extent to which … Read More The post South Africa’s Security Sector Is in Crisis – Reform Must Start Now appeared first on Black Politics. https://blackpolitics.org/south-africas-security-sector-is-in-crisis-reform-must-start-now-2/

Africa: Why Private Foreign Security Companies Are Booming in Africa

July 4, 2021
The UN Security Council accuses Russian mercenaries of human rights violations in the Central African Republic. Western mercenaries and companies also operate in Africa — often in a highly opaque manner. March 2020: A regiment of the French Foreign Legion patrols the Malian desert. The armored vehicles are moving in the dangerous border area with

Africa: Wang Yi Chairs UN Security Council Open Debate on ‘Peace and Security in Africa’

May 20, 2021
On May 19, 2021, at the initiative of China, which holds the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council (UNSC) this month, the Security Council held an Open Debate on “Peace and Security in Africa: Addressing Root Causes of Conflict in Post-Pandemic Recovery in Africa” via video link. The meeting was chaired by Chinese State

Africa: As Cities Grow Across Africa, They Must Plan for Water Security

May 15, 2021
Here’s a startling figure: 1.5 billion people will live in African cities by 2050, more than double the number today. African cities – including unplanned urban areas and informal settlements – are already facing staggering challenges: poverty, the need for more and better jobs, and a lack of housing and basic infrastructure, all of which

Many Americans say border security is worse under Biden

April 25, 2021
Three times as many Americans say they believe security at the US-Mexico border is worse under President Biden than it was under former President Donald Trump, according to a new poll released Sunday. About 45 percent of Americans said they agreed that the situation at the southern border is worse-off than it was two years

Capitol Police Boosting Security Around Lawmakers After The Capitol Insurrection

January 29, 2021
The Capitol Police is boosting security around lawmakers in the wake of the Capitol insurrection, according to an email obtained by The Associated Press. Timothy P. Blodgett, the acting sergeant at arms, wrote that “Capitol Police will be stationed at area airports and Washington’s Union Station on busy travel days,” the outlet reported. Additionally, the

Trump planning to axe top security chiefs in White House shake-up if re-elected — report

October 26, 2020
Commander-in-chief has been at odds with intelligence community throughout his political career (Getty Images)President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to axe top security chiefs seen as disloyal to the administration if he wins re-election in November.Top of the pile are FBI director Christopher Wray, CIA director Gina Haspel and defence secretary Mark Esper, according to

73 Republican Former National Security Officials Call Trump Dangerously Unfit And Endorse Biden

August 20, 2020
Seventy-three Republican former national security officials, including four former Trump officials, have endorsed Joe Biden for president. The statement from the former officials said in part: While we – like all Americans – had hoped that Donald Trump would govern wisely, he has disappointed millions of voters who put their faith in him and has

Trump’s attack on Social Security gives his advisors heartburn, Biden a Trump-sized opening

August 11, 2020
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who reportedly opposed Trump’s payroll tax suspension order, insisted on Fox News that a Trump administration would make sure that the funds were replaced from the Treasury general fund, and that Trump “in no way wants to harm those trust funds, so they’d be reimbursed just as they always have in
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