Category: Security

Burkina Faso: Dealing with Uncertainty and Insecurity

As Burkina Faso grapples with increasing threats of terrorism there are fears that the country may lose control of its troubled Northern region to extremists following persistent attacks on troops and civilians in the region. By Reuben Nwankwo Apprehension is gradually creeping into Burkina Faso in the wake of U.S. State Department warning to Americans living in […]

London fire: A tale of two tower blocks

By Charles Beatle, Tripoli London is increasingly becoming a city of high-rise living. There are more than 700 tower blocks, ranging from brand new luxury developments to the post-war council-owned buildings seen as a quick-fix to cure problems caused by crumbling and unsanitary 19th Century hovels. About 8% of Londoners now live in tower blocks. Some flats are bought for millions, others are relatively lowcost social […]

Australia Halts Tension Soaked Syria Airstrikes

Australia announced it has temporarily suspended airstrikes by its forces in Syria. The move comes days after a U.S. fighter jet shot down a Syrian jet, and Syrian ally Russia responded by threatening to treat planes from a U.S.-led coalition operating in the skies over Syria as targets. By George Michael, New York Australia is […]