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Kenya: resta alta l’allerta terrorismo

Il 7 giugno 2019 le autorità keniote hanno confermato l’arresto di due soggetti sospettati di essere affiliati all’organizzazione terroristica somala al-Shabab e di aver pianificato un attacco presso l’hotel Hilton, situato all’interno del Central District Business (CDB) di Nairobi. L’arresto è avvenuto il 4 giugno 2019 dopo che i sospettati erano stati notati dal personale […]

Kenya: terror alert still high

On 7 June 2019, the Kenyan authorities announced that they had arrested two individuals suspected of being affiliated with the Somali al-Shabaab terrorist organisation and of having planned an attack on the Hilton hotel in the Central District Business (CDB) of Nairobi. The suspects were arrested on 4 June 2019 after the hotel staff had […]

Mozambique: evolution of terrorism threat

On 4 June 2019, the Islamic State (IS) transnational terrorist organisation released the following claim in Arabic: “With the blessing of Allah, yesterday the Caliphate’s soldiers managed to repel an attack by the Crusader Mozambican army in Metubi village, in the Mocimboa area, where the two sides clashed using different types of weapons. Many Mozambican […]

Venezuela: analysis and crisis scenario

On 30 April 2019, opposition leader and self-proclaimed President of Venezuela Juan Guaidó released a video calling on the population and the army to oust socialist leader Nicolas Maduro. Guaidó, surrounded by at least 100 soldiers loyal to him, appeared alongside Leopoldo López, a leading opposition member who had just been freed from house arrest […]

Burkina Faso: threat assessment

OVERVIEW Since early 2018, security has significantly deteriorated in Burkina Faso. The threat posed by jihadist groups, previously affecting the northern areas of the country (bordering Mali) mostly, has gradually spread to the eastern areas (on the border with Niger) and to the south-eastern areas (border with Benin and Togo). A sign of this progressive […]