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Africa’s Spy Chiefs declare social media a security threat, exploited by subversive elements

•Vows to measures to checkmate usage while guaranteeing citizens rights •May not achieve agenda 2063, Silence the Guns in Africa by 2020 Senator Iroegbu The Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) has declared some activities in the social media as a national, regional and continental security threat. This was

Ruga: Niger’s farmers and cattle ranchers nurture the ‘Giving Tree’

Editor's note: With the heated debate over Ruga settlements and its associated fears of possible'Fulanisation' in Nigeria, could this tree provide a lasting solution to the age long farmers-herders conflict? Anne Nzouankeu and Moki Edwin Kindzeka  While deforestation has devastated many African countries, in the west African nation of Niger more

US cuts Turkey out of F-35 Fighter Jet program

Carla Babb The United States is officially removing Turkey from its F-35 stealth fighter jetprogram after Ankara accepted the Russian delivery of its S-400 missile defense system. "Unfortunately, Turkey's decision to purchase Russian S-400 air defense systems renders its continued involvement with the F-35 impossible," the White House said in a statement Wednesday. "The

Are Russia’s Mercenaries a Threat to US Interests?

Editor's note: Shadowy mercenaries offer Moscow deniability on the battlefield and a cheap way to build influence across the globe, reveals in this Q & A by Nathaniel Reynolds. WHAT IS RUSSIA’S WAGNER GROUP? The Wagner Group emerged from the Kremlin’s need for off-the-books fighters in its wars in Ukraine and Syria. In both

US Marines jam an Iranian drone in the Gulf, destroying it

•The US “took defensive action” against a drone that had “closed into a very, very near distance,” Trump said. Jude Johnson with Mosheh Gains and Adam Edelman The US Marines jammed an Iranian drone in the Gulf of Hormuz Thursday, senior defense officials said, bringing the aircraft down and destroying it. It

WHO declares Ebola outbreak ‘health emergency’ of international concern

In Summary The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said it "welcomed" the decision.More than 1,600 people have died from Ebola since August 1, when the haemorrhagic virus erupted in DR Congo's North Kivu and spread to neighbouring Ituri. The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak

52 Heads of African Intelligence Agencies in Abuja for security Summit

•Establish database for terrorist fighters •Targets Illicit Financial Outflows from Africa •Conference to be opened by Buhari •Morocco, Eritrea, Seychelles not compliant yet Senator Iroegbu The 52 Director-Generals and Heads of Security and Intelligence Agencies of African countries who are members of the Committee of Intelligence and Security