Ethiopia dam attack attempt not viable threat but indicates increased terrorism risk

Ethiopia dam attack attempt not viable threat but indicates increased terrorism risk

Ethiopia dam attack attempt not viable threat but indicates increased terrorism risk

A planned attack against Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam (GRD) hydroelectric project was thwarted by security forces on 1 March, according to an Ethiopia government spokesperson. Jordan Anderson, country risk analyst, IHS Markit, said: “The militants allegedly belonged to the Benishangul People’s Liberation Movement (BPLM) and were intercepted by security forces near the town of Asosa, the capital of Ethiopia’s Benishangul-Gumuz…

Risk management key as 2017 to be difficult year for strategic planning

Risk management key as 2017 to be difficult year for strategic planning

Risk management key as 2017 to be difficult year for strategic planning

This year will be one of the most difficult for businesses’ strategic decision making since the end of the Cold War, according to Richard Fenning, CEO of Control Risks. Launching its annual RiskMap, he said: “The unexpected US election and Brexit referendum results, which caught the world by surprise, have tipped the balance to make 2017 one of the most…

Changing military dynamic may lead to heightened security threat

Changing military dynamic may lead to heightened security threat

Changing military dynamic may lead to heightened security threat

The Ugandan People’s Defence Force’s (UPDF) phased withdrawal of its 2,500 troops from the African Union Regional Task Force (AU–RTF), scheduled to complete by October 2016, comes amid Uganda’s wider reconsideration of its regional military commitments. This indicates the country no longer perceives the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) as an imminent security threat, according to analysts from IHS.

Planning reduces kidnap cost

Planning reduces kidnap cost

Planning reduces kidnap cost

The total number of kidnaps for ransom during 2016 in the Gulf of Guinea has already surpassed the total number of incidents recorded by the International Maritime Bureau for 2015. The UK P&I Club has issued a warning to all those involved in the shipping sector to have access to experienced and professional advice regarding kidnap response management.