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Drunk pilot arrested after fainting in cockpit

Montreal, Canada | AFP |  A Sunwing pilot was arrested Saturday after being found intoxicated in a plane he was about to maneuver out of Calgary airport in western Canada. The 37-year-old man was found drunk shortly after 7:00 am (1200 GMT) in the cockpit of the plane he was …

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Burundi minister assassinated

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundi’s environment minister was shot dead in the capital Bujumbura early Sunday, police said, the first killing of its kind since the country was plunged into political turmoil two years ago. Emmanuel Niyonkuru, 54, the country’s water, environment and planning minister, was killed shortly after …

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Yahoo hack shows data as tool of information warfare

Washington, United States | AFP | The massive hack affecting a billion Yahoo users shows how seemingly innocuous bits of data gleaned from cyber attacks can be exploited for profit — and potentially for espionage and information warfare. The latest breach disclosed Wednesday is the largest on record and comes …

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‘Dronejacking’ may be the next big cyber threat

Washington, United States | AFP |  A big rise in drone use is likely to lead to a new wave of “dronejackings” by cybercriminals, security experts warned Tuesday. A report by Intel’s McAfee Labs said hackers are expected to start targeting drones used for deliveries, law enforcement or camera crews, …

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Burundi president’s spokesman Willy Nyamwite escapes assassination

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  A top advisor to Burundi’s president and the most public face of the government, Willy Nyamitwe, has escaped an assassination attempt in the capital Bujumbura which left one of his bodyguards dead, officials said Tuesday. “Thank God, Willy Nyamitwe narrowly escaped an attack…” tweeted Burundi’s …

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Uganda nabs Ssimbwa in $120m fake UPDF arms deal

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Uganda’s police said Tuesday they had nabbed a con man suspected of swindling a Polish weapons manufacturer into signing a bogus 120-million dollar arms deal. BMP Poland inked the multi-million dollar deal with the man, named as Sam Ssimbwa, who had presented himself to the …

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China official’s election as Interpol chief sparks concern

Nusa Dua, Indonesia | AFP | A Chinese security official was elected president of Interpol Thursday for the first time, sparking criticism from activists who say Beijing uses the agency to track down dissidents abroad. Vice Minister of Public Security Meng Hongwei was chosen as the new head of the …

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Huge cyber attack disrupts internet in Liberia

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | A massive cyber attack targeting Liberia’s single broadband link has taken the country’s internet intermittently offline for the last week, web security experts said Friday. The characteristics of the attack point to the same type of cyber weapon that crippled several major websites based in …

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