Residents in East Africa leery toward drones

This is the third installment of a six-part series based on a Navanti survey about the perceptions and use of drones in Africa and the Middle East. In this installment, we will explore the dynamics in East Africa, more specifically Somalia and Kenya’s border area of Somalia.

Arlington, Virginia: Navanti’s Director of Analysis, Mary Hackman, traveled to Northeastern University June 28-29 to brief at OSAC’s fourth annual Middle East and North Africa Regional Conference. Her panel titled, “Reassessing Risks in Countries Affected by the Arab Spring,” was part of two days of briefings and exercises attended by 190 Middle East-focused private sector security representatives.

Srebrenica and Stolac, Site of Contentious Local Election in Bosnia-Herzegovina

It’s been 21 years since the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords in 1995 that signaled the end of war in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH). And on 02 October 2012, the local and municipal elections were held, the first major election in which a generation born after the war could vote. Yet, even this new generation of voters could not make changes to the country’s entrenched ethnically based political parties.