Reuters photo By Muhammad Shoaib Khan Ever heard about a society which is entirely polarized, but people are living for their interests instead of a cause? Heard of a country having the sixth largest army and is an atomic power, where the government didn’t have many resources to run the country but the politicians […]
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AFP photo By Binoy Kampmark “This budget will be a public safety and national security budget.” President Donald J. Trump, Feb 27, 2017
Wilton Junior By Ricardo Swire Public security is a complex medium. Internal security professionals face modern safety threats that go far beyond the traditional military sphere.
By Ricardo Swire Mainstream media reports usually expound about superpowers America and Russia’s warfare engagements on various offshore fronts, the USA able to deploy 1,400,000 Active Military Personnel to match Russia’s 766,055 of a similar status soldier.
By Gloria Nakiyimba Uganda’s Opposition has described the latest changes within the army as a move by Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni to fortify his grip on power.
By Ricardo Swire On Tuesday March 15th 2016 the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) and the Peoples Liberation Army of China signed a multi-million dollar military agreement. The diplomatic protocol signaled another Chinese special equipment contribution to the BDF arsenal.
AFP photo By Ricardo Swire The superpower ideological divide that previously structured world conflict is now obsolete. Governments in America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East have unconventionally turned to private military companies to intervene in conflict on their behalf.
Francois Lenoir/Reuters By Ricardo Swire Today’s global security environment is the most unpredictable in half a century. Wars are usually fought to change regimes, alter borders, acquire resources and impose ideologies, almost never to completely eliminate another State and its people.
Lekan Oyekanmi/AP By Prince Charles Dickson A man is wearing black, black shoes, socks, trousers, and, gloves. He is walking down a black street with all the street lamps off. A black car is coming towards him, its lights off but somehow manages to stop in time. How did the driver see the man?
Mohammed Huwais/AFP By Rupen Savoulian Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia, along with its Gulf State allies, has pursued a relentless bombing campaign and siege of the nation of Yemen, in order to influence the political order in that country.
Indranil Mukherjee/AFP By Cynthia M. Lardner
Benjamin Lowy By Amnesty International An Amnesty International investigation has gathered horrific evidence of the repeated use of what are believed to be chemical weapons against civilians, including very young children, by Sudanese government forces in one of the most remote regions of Darfur over the past eight months.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP By Rupen Savoulian The quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, refused to stand for the American national anthem prior to the commencement of an NFL game. Why should this small act of defiance generate so much controversy and debate?
Hulton archive By Hazel Speed So Grammar Schools are to be extended? What a mish-mash of diverse schooling we have in this Country. Like an a la carte menu in a dubious restaurant.
Carl De Souza/AFP By Rupen Savoulian US President Barack Obama, the first African American to occupy the White House, has used his part-African background to leverage influence in the continent of his ancestors.
Reuters photo By Tom Arms What is Erdogan up to? Whatever it is, it has Putin turning cartwheels through the Kremlin corridors.
By Ogunniyi Abayomi Celebrating or degrading the essence of democracy in our 21st century. Democracy, the government of the people, was introduced to Nigeria on 29th May, 1999, transforming our ruling system from military to the federal system of governnment with constitutional provision to ensure an organisational and structural administration was built and […]
By Rupen Savoulian April 25, 2015 marked exactly one hundred years of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp (Anzac) offensive against the forces of the Ottoman Turkish empire at Gallipoli. There were many moving, and emotional commemorative activities on the day, as Australians like myself remembered those who fell in what was an ultimately […]
By Darell Maurice The commander of the third zone defense of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC), Major General Leo Mushale, said he was satisfied with the results of the army’s military operations against the Ugandan rebels of the ADF in Beni.
By Amnesty International Mass slaughter of hundreds of men, women and children by soldiers in Zaria and the attempted cover-up of this crime demonstrates an utter contempt for human life and accountability, said Amnesty International as it publishes evidence gathered on the ground revealing how the Nigerian military burned people alive, razed buildings and dumped […]
By Tom Arms Power Credibility. That’s what Putin has. He has clearly established it in Syria.
By Fadi Elhusseini Since the outbreak of the Syrian uprising, Russia has limited itself to its traditional role of providing arms as well as military and logistical experts to its Arab allies.
By Darell Maurice The spokesman of the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in the DRC, MONUSCO, Felix Prosper Basse, earlier this week hosted his weekly press conference at the organisation’s headquarters in Gombe.
By Sylvain Muyali A number of UN MONUSCO peacekeepers from Ukraine have been detained by authorities in Goma, North Kivu after they had been found with uniforms of the Congolese army, FARDC, and Republican (Presidential) Guard in their luggage.
By Darell Maurice The United Nations Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) earlier held their weekly press conference where they reaffirmed their support to the Congolese.
By Darell Maurice Eight Tanzanian preachers were kidnapped last weekend in Rutshuru, a territory in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where armed groups are rampant and kidnappings are common.