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Colombia: social protests and possible security-related challenges

Since 21 November 2019, protests have been held throughout the country against the current government’s employment, welfare and security policies. Demonstrations mostly affect the main urban centres, including the capital Bogotá, Cali, Medellin and Cartagena and have often resulted in acts of violence, vandalism and clashes with the police (that have frequently used force to […]

Iraq: ongoing anti-governative protests in the main urban centres

Protests continue in various urban centres in Iraq (in particular, the capital and the cities of Basra, Nasiriyah, Najaf, al-Diwaniyah and Karbala), after first breaking out on 1 October. The protests were initially peaceful (with a high number of students taking part), but have progressively resulted in widespread violence and turmoil after Iraqi security forces […]

Ethiopia: suspected terrorists arrested

Ethiopia is a target of Islamic terrorism, but several factors make the risk of high-profile attacks moderate for the time being. The last significant operation ascribed to the Somali organisation al-Shabaab is the failed explosive attack in Addis Ababa (Bole area) in 2013 (only the attackers died). Although the group has not yet managed to […]