Media sources reported that on September 22, 2018, members of the Islamic terrorist group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), operating in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo attacked the town of Beni in the Kivu region, leaving at least 12 people dead.
The group has been staging attacks from bases in Uganda and the DRC since the late 1990’s, and while it has shelved its original goal of creating an Islamic state, it continues exerting its influence by intimidating local communities.
The ADF is only one of a series of Islamist networks operating in central Africa. In total, there are is an unspecified number of terrorist groups within the continent likely numbering in the tens—if not hundreds. These include groups like Boko Haram and ISIS that have successfully overrun state-run armies in Libya, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon.
The danger presented by these groups to all facets of life for the citizens of these countries can’t be overemphasized. It extends to all facets of life from economic prosperity to personal safety. Outside of the spread of deadly viruses, it’s by far the biggest threat to the people of Africa today.
TAR’s Public Safety Concept
As population growth and immigration make urban centers more crowded than ever before and as conflicting cultural and national groups find themselves living side-by-side, the need for advanced technology for protecting citizens in times of crisis becomes a critical requirement. Creating a “Safe City” that integrates different types of intelligence gathering allows security services to make the shift from responding to events after they’ve occurred to anticipating and deterring them ahead of time.
TAR’s advanced security and cyber intelligence platform offers government institutions and security personnel an integrated intelligence platform that greatly simplifies the task of carrying out criminal and terror-based investigations. This integrated solutions suit processes and analyses large amounts of data from multiple sources providing investigators increased efficiency.
SafeZone Target Profiler
Law Enforcement officials often require an enormous amount of information to connect the dots in high profile investigations. The Target Profiler solution generates highly accurate, reliable profiling data from social networks and web apps without the need for arrest warrants or access to telecom and social media databases which are often difficult to acquire. Its advanced anonymization mechanism allows operators to go undetected while tracking dangerous criminals.
The Target Profiler is flexible enough to meet different types of security departments’ specific needs whether these be determining the identity of a wanted criminal or discovering the social connections of a potential terrorist. Needless to say, this type of information can make a big difference, allowing security forces to identify threats and prevent them from materializing instead of having to deal with the outcome of mass catastrophes.