Holder unveils program to counter recruiting by extremist groups
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday announced a Justice Department program to try to thwart recruitment by extremist groups such as ISIS, attempting to involve social and mental health workers as well as religious leaders and police to spot radicalization early.
In Sweden, the Social Democrats defeated the center-right government, winning 31.2 percent of the votes in the general elections Sunday. The anti-immigration party, Sweden Democrats, more than doubled their votes to 12.9 percent and became the third party in the elections.
Ugandan police said Sunday that suspected Islamist Shabaab insurgents arrested in weekend raids had planned to carry out bomb attacks, as the U.S. embassy said the immediate threat had been “countered.”
KENYA:The new Director-General of the National Intelligence Service, Maj-Gen Philip Kameru, could not have picked a more interesting time to take over leadership of the intelligence community. Of all the matters in his in-tray, few are as urgent as the threat of terrorism and violent extremism.
Somalia: Press Freedom Under Fire As Security Forces Increase Media Crackdown
Mogadisho — Heavily armed Somalia National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) forces picked Mohamed Bashir Hashi, news editor of Shabelle Radio station, from his home, Saturday, in a sequences of media attacks in the weekend.
S.Africa :Foreigners in fear after looting of shops
Pretoria - Looting of shops owned by foreign nationals amid service delivery protests in Mamelodi East’s Phomolong settlement this week has sent ripples of fear among the shopkeepers, who have just recently returned to the area after being forced out a few months ago.