Executive Protection Blog

Travel to South Africa after Mandela’s Death

December 6, 2013 - By Will Powell

South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, has just confirmed that Nelson Mandela’s funeral will take place in Qunu, the village in Eastern Cape where Mandela was born, on Sunday, December 15.

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How to stay safe at the Sochi Olympics

December 2, 2013 - By Christian West

Given the Sochi region’s troubled past, security has been one of the main focuses of Putin’s plan for the Sochi Olympics. Be assured that massive amounts of money have been spent to ensure the safety of both guests and athletes. Check out our previous post for more background.

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Sochi and security: Terrorist groups to watch at the 2014 Winter Olympics

November 26, 2013 - By Christian West

There has been a lot of talk about the security situation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. And for good reason. The Black Sea resort town is located just a stone’s throw from the scene of a lot of recent political terror, and a number of terrorist groups have publicly announced their intention to violently disrupt the games.

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Expat Safety in Africa – Top 6 Travel Tips from AS Solution

November 1, 2013 - By Christian West

Forward thinking will prevent a lot of predictable trouble for travellers in Africa. Here’s some of the advice we give to executive clients. Whether you’re a seasoned road warrior or a first-timer, these tips will go a long way to keep you safe and enjoy your time in Africa.

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Update from Nairobi

October 29, 2013 - By Will Powell

Nairobi’s Westgate Mall was besieged between 21-24 September by Al Shabaab terrorists, leaving at least 70 people dead and many unanswered questions about the general level of security in Kenya, East Africa and the rest of the continent.

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Evacuation from Libya

October 10, 2013 - By Christian West

Mid-morning in Denmark. As news of Libyan PM Ali Zeidan’s kidnapping from a Tripoli hotel is making headlines around the world, we start to get calls from concerned clients…

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Q & A with Will Powell, AS Solution’s Safety and Security Advisor for Africa, who was in Nairobi this weekend

September 24, 2013 - By Christian West

We caught up with Will Powell, our key man in Africa, to ask him for some perspective in the wake of the recent events in Nairobi. As it happens, Will was on the ground in Nairobi during the attacks and has been able to get some very local insight.

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Executive Protection Agent – Insights & Lessons Learned

September 19, 2013 - By Christian West

This is one story out of many. A day in the life of an executive protection agent. It is not meant to be a complete to-do list, but it does provide some insight into dealing with unforeseen events that pop up out of nowhere when traveling.

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