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Mass abductions increasingly reported in Niger Delta

Estimated 60 victims kidnapped August and September 2017 have seen a continued trend of incidents involving the abduction of mass victims. NYA24 statistics show 60 victims abducted in six separate incidents during this period. The majority of incidents occurred in the southern Niger Delta region,…

Increased tension between Indonesia and China likely over ‘North Natuna Sea’

Is Indonesia becoming a maritime power? On 14 July Indonesia publicly renamed the northernmost waters of its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) as the ‘North Natuna Sea’. This area overlaps China’s unilaterally-declared nine-dash line that covers the majority of the South China Sea, however, Indonesia does…

Influx of Rohingya from Myanmar poses challenge for Bangladesh

Clashes in Myanmar have resulted in humanitarian crisis On 9 October 2016 hundreds of Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army insurgents undertook a co-ordinated attack against three border posts in Maungdaw township, along Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh. The attacks resulted in the deaths of nine police officers.…