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Central African Republic (01.08.2018):

The Russian foreign ministry confirms the deaths of three Russian journalists in the Central African Republic. The reporters of the Investigations Management Centre (ICM) were attacked between two villages about 23 kilometres from the town of Sibut. According to reports, the journalists, Kirill Radchenko, Alexander Rastorguyev and Orkhan Dzhemal, had been researching on the actions of the Russian private military company Wagner, which has also been active in Syria and Ukraine.


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Togo (02.08.2018):

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari proposes the setting up of a regional security architecture in the West and Central African sub-regions. He pitched his idea at the joint summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) in Lomé, Togo. In his address, President Buhari encouraged other member states to intensify inter-regional collaboration on maritime security, fight against terrorism and other crimes.


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Australia (08.08.2018):

The Federal Government of Australia updates its cyber security strategy. Thematically, the three priorities of the new strategy will be to implement clear standards and expectations for security agencies and departments; develop a layered defence infrastructure; and a new focus on procurement. To reach these objectives, Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security, Angus Taylor, underlined the importance of collaborating with partners, most importantly the private sector.

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India (03.08.2018):

The Indian Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan, said in a statement, that training is a key factor to growth of the private security sector. Pradhan also encouraged a closer cooperation with the government and the private security industry, in order to make the sector “more formal”. Through the government’s “Recognition of Prior Learning” (RPL 4.0) programme, the minister aims to provide a platform for recognition of informal training or learning on the job to reach higher degrees of acceptance.


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