Tokyo police getting ready for Olympics

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. A newly released online PR video is dramatizing their counter-terrorism and anti-crime readiness. The video was uploaded onto YouTube, and cost about 180,000 dollars to produce. One episode shows a special assault team raiding a terrorist hideout and overpowering terrorists.…

Opposition Supporters Tear-Gassed as Congo Polls Close

Riot police in the Republic of Congo fired tear gas at opposition supporters after polls for the country’s presidential election closed Sunday. Dozens of heavily armed police chased away people gathered outside polling stations in the capital, Brazzaville, as the vote count began in elections expected to see longtime leader Denis Sassou Nguesso extend his…

Congo Orders Telecom Service Blocked During Election

The Republic of Congo’s government has ordered telecom providers to block all service during Sunday’s presidential election. Congo Interior Minister Raymond Zephirin Mboulou sent a letter to the country’s two main telecom firms, saying that for reasons of national security, they were to block all communication, including text messages, on Sunday and Monday. The letter,…

Ghana on High Alert After Ivory Coast Terror Attack

ACCRA – Ghana’s government has put the nation on high alert in the wake of Sunday’s deadly terror attack in neighboring Ivory Coast. Ghana’s national security chiefs say they have intelligence of a credible terrorist threat in the country. They made the announcement Wednesday following a meeting with Ghana’s President John Mahama to review their…