Weekly Security Digest - February 28, 2023,

Interfor International‘s Weekly Security Digest – February 28, 2023

Interfor’s Weekly Digest | Global Security and Policy Insights- February 28, 2023

Global Security Matters



Terrorism and Counterterrorism 

  • At least 13 people were killed in an attack in Mali. The attack, which took place on Kani-Bonzon, near the border with northern Burkina Faso, is being blamed on Jihadists. At least 70 soldiers and a dozen people were killed in less than a week in attacks in Northern Burkina Faso. One attack was claimed by the Islamic State (IS). Mali has faced heightened insecurity and violence since an outbreak of independence and jihadist insurgencies in 2012. On Friday, local demonstrations were demanding more security.

Protests and Anti-Government Activism 


Cyber Security and Data Theft

  • Two new Apple bugs were identified by privacy experts. The bugs allow cybercriminals to bypass security protections to run malicious code that could provide access to the users’ images and messages. Apple added the new vulnerabilities to its product security update.  iOS 16.3.1 can now be downloaded.


  • Following an announcement by the U.S. department of Energy that the Covid- 19 pandemic most likely began after an unintentional laboratory leak in China, the White House said there isn’t a consensus across the government about the origins. 
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the first over-the-counter at-home test to detect both influenza and Covid-19.
  • Hong Kong will lift its mask mandate, ending the city’s last major restriction imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic.