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Month: April 2024

South Africa Demands Clarification from UK Foreign Office on Terror Alert

South African authorities have requested clarification from the UK Government following a change in the UK Foreign Office’s travel advice for South Africa, warning that “terrorists are very likely to attempt to carry out attacks in South Africa”.

Russia’s New Crimea Railway Fuels Tensions as Ukraine Targets Rail Officials

Tensions are spiking as a strategic railway project snakes its way through occupied Ukrainian territory, nearing completion by year’s end. This land route bypasses the vulnerable Crimean Bridge and delivers crucial supplies directly to Russia’s doorstep. But Ukraine is pushing…

World leaders call for restraint after Iranian missile strike.

The bombing of the Iranian Consulate in Damascus which causes the latests tit-for-tat attacks between Iran and Israel.

South Africa Under Fresh US Scrutiny, Now Over Treatment of SA-Israeli Soldiers

Amid South Africa’s anticipation of a smoother relationship with the United States and the prospect of continuing market access through the new AGOA agreement, six US legislators have launched a new challenge. In a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa, they warn of ‘consequences’ due to South Africa’s policy of arresting its citizens serving in the Israeli army. 

Russian Election Disinformation Escalates: Microsoft Flags US Campaign, Belgium and Czech Leaders Advocate Sanctions

After a slow start, Microsoft’s Threat Analysis Center (MTAC) reports that Russian influence operations “have picked up steam in the past two months.”  Microsoft’s analysis comes as two EU-leader, Belgium and the Czech Republic are seeking European sanctions for Russian…

Africa Must Prepare for Potential Economic Shock Amid Escalating Israel-Iran Conflict

The escalating geopolitical tension between Israel and Iran could potentially trigger a ripple effect, impacting African nations that are bracing for another significant economic shock through contagion. This perspective is derived from an article in ISS Today, which we are…

Two suspected Russian spies arrested in Germany after sabotage plot uncovered.

Two alleged Russian spies suspected of plotting to sabotage German military aid for Ukraine have been arrested in the southern German state of Bavaria.The two men, described as dual German-Russian nationals, were detained in Bayreuth on suspicion of spying for…

The threat Iran poses to British society requires urgent action – Policy Exchange.

Iran poses a “multidimensional threat to British society” requiring “urgent action”, an influential think tank has stated.The report by the Policy Exchange also said that the Islamic Centre of England Ltd (ICEL) located in Maida Vale in West London, was…

Israel urges the west to impose more sanctions on Iran as stock markets plunge in response to the crisis.

Israel has urged the west to imposed a new raft of sanctions on Iran in response to last weekend’s unprecedented drone and missile attack.Foreign minister Israel Katz said on Tuesday morning that, “alongside the military response” Israel was considering, he…

Heavy Mining in Ukraine Poses Threat to Global Food Production

Ukraine’s extensive mine contamination poses a threat to global food production, with massive landmines and explosives hindering access to vital farmland. The country, ravaged by Russia’s invasion, faces a daunting task, with over 6 million acres of farmland at risk. Ukraine is launching collaborative demining efforts, aided by the US government, non-profit organisations, and a tech giant, to ensure global food security amidst extensive mine contamination.