Death Toll Rises to over 300 due to Riots in South Africa

South Africa witnessed one of its most violent weeks since the democratic elections of 1994. Riots and looting this past week have so far left an official death toll of 337 and this figure will surely change as more bodies are discovered amongst the carnage that has been left. From being on…

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United States and FAA warn Kenyan Authorities of possible Al-Shabaab attacks

U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) and the U.S. Government have issued warnings stating Al-Shabaab has MANPADS (Man-Portable Air Defense Systems) in their possession. These rockets are thought to be targeting western aviation flying into Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi. The US has warned…

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Nigeria Kidnappings, 317 Schoolgirls Taken in Midnight Raid

Nigeria is facing a massive kidnapping problem to which the police and military are failing to respond. There are no official statistics but in 2020 alone, approximately $20 million was paid out in ransom. Throughout Nigeria every week, hundreds of Nigerians, mostly students, are being kidnapped…

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Travel Etiquette Tips and Tricks

The opportunity to travel around the world is one of the advantages of being a Global Protection Specialist┬«. However, with this comes the need to be aware of the differences in the customs and etiquette from one culture to another. What may be perfectly innocuous in one country may be extremely…

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Minimizing Threats for Execs Working at Home

We are living in a new world. Many executives never expected that they would not be able to fly or go to the office every day. Who would have thought that cities like San Francisco would be under an order to shelter in place?  What seems like just a moment ago, executives were…

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