ShieldAfrica 2021: New security issues in African cities
A strong Africa in a globalised world requires open, secured and controlled border through modern technologies and proven equipment. Land, sea and air borders are not sealed barriers. They must be dynamic areas of exchange, permitting movement of people and goods. These activities must respect the States’ sovereignty, while implementing controls on goods and people in accordance with applicable laws. Cross-border regulation is a major issue in national and international Security. In Africa, it requires modern, efficient customs administrations and dynamic regional structures for cooperation between African nations.
The development of a country cannot take place without:
Security of people and property
Security of transports
Network security (electricity, water, Internet)
Banking and trustee security,
Port, airport and borders security,..
ShieldAfrica 2019 addresses the African continent challenges:
Managing flows and resources
Fighting against cross-border terrorism
Securing fast-growing urbanisation and economic activities
Preserving any human potential of the continent
74 official delegations from 29 African countries
84journalists from five continents
A plenary conference of 350 participants on the theme of border security, took place the day before the event on the 21st of January.