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Drone strikes a growing threat to African civilians

By zachary Donnenfeld Since 2016, Donald Trump has loosened the reins on the US drone programme by lowering the standards for who can be targeted and where. This has severe consequences for counter-terrorism operations in Africa – particularly in the Horn of Africa and the Sahel. On the eve of the 2016 US

Canada unveils tougher regulations for drone operators

Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau on Wednesday unveiled tougher new regulations for drone operators, including minimum age, required certification and a prohibition on flying under the influence. His announcement comes after reports of drones near Britain’s Gatwick airport caused major travel disruptions over the Christmas holidays, and again on Tuesday at

Insecurity: FG toughens stand against illicit arms, abuse of social media

•Bans unauthorised use of drones, broadcast equipment  •Says fundemental human rights dont guarantee incitement, hate speech •Activates crisis communication platforms   Senator Iroegbu The Federal Government has as part of broad measures to stem the tide of insecurity in the country, banned the unauthorised acquisition of  firearms, drones and broadcast equipment. This was disclosed on Thursday

Two arrested in Denmark for attempting to sell drones to Islamic state

Two people have been arrested in Copenhagen and charged on Thursday with attempting to supply Islamic State with drones, which the organization has used to carry out attacks, police said. The two were arrested after police and Danish security and intelligence services carried out raids in Copenhagen, the police were quoted

Bayelsa state introduces drone system to prevent crime

Jude Johnson    The Bayelsa State Government has concluded arrangement to launch a crime control drone system to assist in the prevention of crime and criminality.   This was disclosed on Wednesday by the State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Chief Blessing Ipigansi-Igbagara.   Ipinga-Igbagara said the mechanism was developed by an indigenous manpower and technology system in

Sahel: France to arm military surveillance drones

France is set to arm drones that are currently used exclusively for surveillance and intelligence, a first for the French military, the defense minister said Tuesday. Florence Parly said the decision will initially apply only to the six unarmed Reaper surveillance drones that France bought from the United States. Most of

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