French embassy targeted by terrorists

Two separate gun attacks, one on the French embassy and another at army headquarters in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, have been described as an act of terrorism http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-43257453 Eight security personnel and eight attackers were killed in fighting that took place and 80 others, including civilians, were wounded. Rumours of an attack in [...]

2019-01-26T12:18:25+01:00mars 5th, 2018|

Protecting employees in high risk environments

The Afghan capital of Kabul and its people have, once again, suffered at the hands of the Taliban as violence in the country has increased in the first few weeks of 2018. In two separate attacks, members of the terrorist group drove an ambulance packed with explosives into the busy Chicken Street area of the [...]

2019-01-26T12:31:26+01:00février 1st, 2018|

British missionary honoured by villagers

Villagers from Enokhora, a remote community in the Niger Delta where four British missionaries were kidnapped last month, have held a parade to honour Ian Squire. It is understood that Mr Squire, from Surrey, died after he was unable to access medication for his asthma following the kidnapping. The three other British missionaries who were [...]

2019-01-26T15:36:32+01:00novembre 16th, 2017|

Embassy attack: could more have been done?

The recent killing of two Jordanians and the wounding, by gunfire, of an Israeli in a residential building in the heavily fortified Israeli embassy compound in the Jordan capital of Amman http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/deadly-shooting-incident-israeli-embassy-jordan-170723185223671.html, once again raises the question of ‘duty of care’ for embassy personnel and security. Israel’s Foreign Ministry reported that a shooting took place on [...]

2019-01-26T16:16:18+01:00août 4th, 2017|

Duty of care

Following the news that gunmen have attacked a guesthouse in the Afghan capital of Kabul, killing a German woman and an Afghan guard beheaded http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39990115, we’ve been discussing whether organisations need to reinforce their duty of care to personnel and employees. According to the Afghan Interior Ministry, a Finnish woman is also missing and has [...]

2019-01-26T16:21:14+01:00mai 31st, 2017|
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