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Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

Paris, France | AFP | Amazon, Google and now Apple — as the list of digital giants hit by the “Spectre” and “Meltdown” computer security flaws grows longer, the race is on to limit the damage. “All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits …

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6,000 IS jihadists could return to Africa, AU warns

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | Up to 6,000 Africans who fought for the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Iraq and Syria could return home, the African Union’s top security official warned Sunday, calling on countries to prepare for the threat. Smail Chergui, the AU’s commissioner for peace and security, said …

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Broke South Sudan spends millions on surveillance drones

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | Cash-strapped South Sudan has spent millions of dollars on Israeli surveillance drones and security cameras aimed at fighting rampant crime in the capital Juba, officials said Monday. The first two drones and 11 cameras will be deployed by Israeli company Global Group, President Salva …

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France says ‘go ahead’ to African security initiatives

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday encouraged African nations calling for greater autonomy over their security to “go for it”, following the launch of a regional anti-jihad force in the Sahel. France currently has its own a 4,000-strong counter-terror force named Barkhane tackling jihadists …

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US warns diplomatic staff of ‘specific threat’ at Mogadishu airport

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | The US mission to Somalia on Saturday urged all of its non-essential staff to leave Mogadishu immediately following a specific threat against them at the capital’s international airport. The warning came just hours after US forces confirmed carrying out their first-ever drone strikes targeting Islamic State …

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Trump won’t go to DMZ during S.Korea visit: White House

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump will not be going to the De-Militarized Zone dividing the Korean peninsula when he visits South Korea next week, a senior administration official said Tuesday. The decision to skip the DMZ at a time of high tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea …

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