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Global Incidents: Weekly Round Up – 21 July 2014 Editorial: I would like to take this opportunity to introduce our readers and subscribers to CARMdaily, the crisis and risk management news bulletin produced by Carmdale, a renowned and respected risk management company. The Circuit magazine is proud to welcome Carmdale to our team of […]
Global Incidents: 25 Apr 2014 Critical Information Brazil: Fresh clashes in Rio over dancer’s death. DRC: Stampede leads to deaths at tribute festival. India: Nine killed in poll violence. Pakistan: Suicide bomber kills four and injures 15 in Karachi. Syria: Air strike on market kills more than 20. USA: Tornado outbreak predicted for this […]
Global Incidents: 20 Mar 2014 Critical Information China: Two dead in Xinjiang violence. Egypt: Army officers killed in gunfight with militants. Lebanon: Protests flare across Lebanon against siege of border town. Turkey: Seven killed in armed attack. Ukraine: Pro-Russians seize Sevastopol Ukraine naval base. USA: Two dead in Seattle news helicopter crash. Africa […]
Global Incidents: 03 Mar 2014 Critical Information Afghanistan: Prison staff tricked into freeing Taliban fighters. China: Kunming knife attack. Guatemala: Thousands facing evacuation as Pacaya volcano erupts. Libya: MPs shot and wounded as congress stormed. Nigeria: Many die as militants destroy village. Pakistan: Deadly attack on Islamabad court. Ukraine: Russia vows troops will stay […]
Nigeria remains a key spot for drug trafficking, with vast international networks connecting it to South America, trans-Saharan, South Asia, and also to the rest of Africa. Domestic drug consumption is also worrying authorities.
Global Incidents: 03 December 2013 Critical Information Belgium: One dead as 100 cars crash in fog. India: Maoist attack kills six policemen. Israel: Activists press ahead with demands to pray at Jerusalem holy site. Lebanon: Army to take control of Tripoli. Nigeria: Boko Haram attack Maiduguri airbase. Syria: Deadly bomb blast in central Damascus. […]
FocusOn: YEMEN October 2013 Significant Events October 7: al-Qaeda (AQ) militants attacked a checkpoint in al-Bayda province, killing eight soldiers. Four other soldiers are missing. October 7: the Yemeni Air Force launched air strikes against AQ militants who were trying to attack a government complex in Shabwa. October 6: gunmen shot and killed a German […]
Global Incidents: 30 September 2013 Critical Information Iraq: Baghdad hit by multiple car bombs. Mali: Rebels and soldiers clash in Kidal. Mexico: Nine killed in latest drug attacks. Nigeria: Militants kill students in college attack. Pakistan: Peshawar market blast kills 42. USA: US shutdown looms amid political stalemate. Yemen: Al Qaeda attack military base. […]
Global Incidents: 16 September 2013 Critical Information Afghanistan: 27 miners killed in collapse. Colombia: Bar stampede deaths after police raid. Greece: Mass strikes over civil servant job cuts. Iraq: Bombs cause mayhem across country killing at least 40. Mexico: Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel kill dozens. Syria: France, US and UK want ‘strong’ […]
Global Incidents: 13 July 2013 Critical Information Egypt: Cairo prepares for rival Ramadan protests. India: 11 drown after boat capsizes. Indonesia: Five die and dozens escape in prison break. Somalia: Bomber targets peacekeepers. Syria: Key Free Syria Army rebel killed. AFRICA DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC of CONGO (High) Thousands flee after rebel attack: Thousands of […]
Global Incidents: 17 Jun 13 Critical Information Central African Republic: LRA raid leaves least 16 dead. Czech Republic: PM Petr Necas to resign over aide scandal. India: Heavy rains in northern India kill 19. Iraq: Car bombings hit Shia cities. Pakistan: Quetta University shut after attacks. Turkey: Government says it may use army to […]
Global Incidents: 11-Jun-13 Critical Information Afghanistan: Explosion targets Supreme Court in Kabul killing three. India: Five die in building collapse. Iraq: Dozens killed in day attacks. Syria: Damascus hit by double suicide bombing. Turkey: Police clear Istanbul’s Taksim Square. AFRICA CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (High) Military kills five rebels: Fighters loyal to the Central African […]
Global Incidents: 01-May-13 Critical Information Afghanistan: Bomb blast kills three NATO troops. Bolivia: President Evo Morales expels USAID. Greece: 24-hour anti-austerity general strike. Iraq: Deadly bombings rock central Iraq killing at least 12. Turkey: Istanbul march clashes mar May Day. AFRICA MALI (High) French Islamist captured French soldier killed: A French Islamic convert who […]
NIGERIA: COUNTRY THREAT ASSESSMENT Kidnapping Context: Violent crime is widespread which includes violent street crime, armed robberies, carjacking’s, kidnapping and rape. Nigerian nationals are most affected, but expatriate personnel without adequate security will be seen as lucrative targets due to their perceived wealth. Crime levels are highest in the Delta regions and Lagos, but […]
FocusOn: NIGERIA April 2013 BACKGROUND The Federal Republic of Nigeria is the most populous nation in Africa with a population of 166 million1, comprising 250 linguistic groups, almost as many ethnic factions and with a relatively even religious divide. Northern Nigeria is predominately Muslim while Christians make up the majority in the South with […]
Global Incidents – 08-Apr-13 Critical Information Iran: Earthquake near Bushehr nuclear power station. Iran unveils uranium activities. Japan: Radioactive water leak at Fukushima nuclear plant. Mali: French troops in begin withdrawing. North Korea: North tells foreigners to leave the south. Serbia: Thirteen dead in Serbia gun rampage. South Sudan: Indian UN troops killed in ambush. […]
Focus on: Afghanistan – March 2013 Significant Events At least one Afghan civilian and a foreigner residing in Kabul have been injured during an explosion in District 15, Kabul. A magnetic IED attach to a Toyota Surf detonated at the front gate of the Minister of Interior’s Counter-Narcotics office. During the explosion two people […]
Global Incidents: 25-Mar-13 CRITICAL INFORMATION Burma: Communal rioting spreads. Cyprus: Deal reached in Eurogroup talks. France: Gay marriage opponents mass in Paris for final rally. AFRICA CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (High) South African soldiers killed: Thirteen South African soldiers were killed in the Central African Republic as rebels seized the capital over the weekend, […]