Political standoff over Kabila’s rule risks further unrest in D.R. Congo

By | 2018-02-14T15:11:48+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

While most of the world ushered in 2018 with celebrations, the new year in the Democratic Republic of Congo was less cheerful as violent protests broke out over the 17-year rule of President Joseph Kabila. This has caused a Political standoff over Kabila´s rule and further unrest in D.R Congo. Further, tension has been on [...]

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Travel advice for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

By | 2018-02-09T15:33:11+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

Security is always a major concern when it comes to sporting events, especially global ones such as the Winter Olympics. In 2018, the safety issues concerning the event, to be hosted in Pyeongchang, are less related to criminality, as was the case with Rio de Janeiro last Summer Olympics, and more related with tensions between [...]

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Large-scale evacuations as Mount Mayon volcano erupts in Philippines

By | 2018-02-09T13:46:00+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

The Philippines’ reputation for awe-inspiring nature was shaken in early 2018 with the eruption of the Mount Mayon volcano. The volcano is situated on the island of Luzon in Albay province, approximately 11km north of Legazpi city – a large urban population of almost 200,000 residents. Already an active system, Mount Mayon became increasingly volatile [...]

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January In Review

By | 2018-02-01T14:35:41+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of January:   Turkey begins operation against Kurdish militias in Syria Turkey launched a major military operation against the Kurdish militia group, People’s Protection Unit (YPG) near the border with Syria in late January. Although the Turkish [...]

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Year-end demonstrations and unrest across Iran

By | 2018-01-26T15:47:53+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

In late December, massive protests came underway across Iran resulting in casualties, injuries and hundreds of arrests. Demonstrations and unrest of this scale are considered rare in Iran, and this wave of protests was the largest since post-election demonstrations in 2009. The discontent of these protests was directed at the sitting government’s alleged mismanagement of [...]

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Trump’s Jerusalem move ignites global protests

By | 2018-01-16T16:05:55+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

In late November, the ongoing dispute between the Israelis and the Palestinians reached a new height as US President Donald Trump announced the formal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the former. Though unsurprising, the move that has long been a key promise of Trump’s presidential campaign did not bode well with the rest [...]

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2018 Preview: Safety and security events to look out for in 2018

By | 2018-01-11T13:08:48+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies|

As we have come into 2018, GWS looks at some of the significant events that will be taking place across the world and might interrupt everyday business. Political-wise, it will be a year that sees several key elections that will chart the countries’ path going forward. Global security will also likely be dominated by the [...]

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2017 in Review: 30 safety and security events that sparked global debates

By | 2017-12-31T11:13:44+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Categories: Case Studies|

As we approach the end of 2017, GWS looks back at the past year and counts down to 30 safety and security events that dominated global headlines as well as sparked political, economic and social debates globally. While the inauguration of Donald Trump as the US President ushered in a period of uncertainties, China continued to push [...]

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Massive protests and civil unrest amid Honduras political crisis

By | 2017-12-19T15:41:58+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Categories: Case Studies|

Suspicions of frauds in the most recent presidential elections in Honduras have sparked massive nationwide protests. Political instability in the country is unfortunately not new. If being in Honduras during any eventful period cannot be avoided, special care and attention must be taken into consideration. Safeture has issued 15 alerts of protests and unrest since [...]

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Volcano eruption in Bali

By | 2017-12-13T13:24:34+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: Case Studies|

The end of the year is usually a busy period for Bali as holidaymakers head to the Indonesian island for their year-end vacation with their loved ones. For some of them, however, their dream paradise destination turned into a nightmare, when the Mount Agung volcano erupted in late November, forcing hundreds of flights to be [...]

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