Underreported political and security risk updates from around the world, including events in DR Congo, Zimbabwe, United States, Ecuador, South Korea, China, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Israel and Qatar.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: UAE announces new partnership with Saudi Arabia outside of the GCC; British prime minister suffers another humiliating setback in Brexit negotiations; Boko Haram militants kill 17 people in two suicide attacks in north-eastern Nigeria; and more.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Robert Mugabe resigns after 37 years as Zimbabwe’s president; commander of US Strategic Command highlights limits to Donald Trump’s executive power with regard nuclear weapons; UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen warns that situation in Yemen is critical following Saudi blockade of the country; and more.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: US joint chiefs of staff conclude that a ground invasion is only way to completely destroy North Korean nuclear programme; Belgium court releases ousted Catalan president and four other former ministers pending investigation; Robert Mugabe fires Zimbabwe’s vice-president, clearing way for eventual succession of president’s wife, and more.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Colombian government and FARC sign final peace agreement, ending 52 years of conflict; over 1,800 people killed in crackdown on drugs since the Philippines new president took office seven weeks ago; anti-Mugabe protests turn violent in Zimbabwean capital; and more.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association withdraws support for Robert Mugabe; Federal police in Brazil arrest 10 people suspected of planning to carry out terrorist attack during Olympic Games; four violent attacks occur across southern Germany in last week, with two linked to Islamic State; and more.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Venezuela’s president orders military to regulate five of country’s largest ports and appoints defence minister as ‘co-president’; Papua New Guinea’s opposition issues no confidence motion in country’s prime minister; Lorry driven through Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, leaving 84 dead in attack claimed by Islamic State; and more.
For the past six months, Open Briefing's Africa desk has been developing forecasts for insecurity and conflict in Africa over 2014. They have today published the synthesis report for Southern Africa, covering: Angola, Botswana, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.