Weekly News Update

Credit: Australian National University College of Asia & the Pacific


Kenya: Security guards have called for a review of laws on firearms to allow them use guns explaining that they have increasingly become targets of armed criminals: http://nairobinews.nation.co.ke/jobs/city-guards-want-armed-guns/


Nigeria: The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) warned members of the public against hiring private security guards from unregistered security companies. Its Commandant in Plateau State, Felix Gbolade, said that the nation’s experience with insurgency should caution people from hiring strangers as their guards: http://dailypost.ng/2016/03/15/it-is-illegal-to-employ-unlicensed-unregistered-private-guards-nscdc/


Australia: The Indo-Pacific Maritime Security Conference took place on 16-17 March, and gathered Leading experts and policy makers on maritime security from Australia, Japan, the United States, Indonesia, China and India: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/news-events/all-stories/indo-pacific-maritime-security-conference-16-17-march


Mauritius: With the introduction of 10 Fast Interceptor Boats, the government aims to enhance surveillance, intelligence and presence of the Mauritius Police Force in the maritime domain: http://allafrica.com/stories/201603141205.html


Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea: Both countries signed in Malabo an agreement on the establishment of a combined Maritime Policing and Security Patrol Committee: http://www.african-defense.com/defense-news/nigeria-equatorial-guinea-establish-joint-maritime-policing-and-security-patrol-committee/