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Daily Brief: November 5, 2021

Daily Brief: November 5, 2021

Over the past day, we've mapped 45 events with the following breakdown by event category.

A top Mytel executive in Yangon was shot and killed in what appears to be a politically motivated assassination.  Mytel has close ties to the military and the CFO was a former navy officer.  

Mytel executive shot and killed in Yangon
Mytel Telecommunications Chief Financial Officer Thein Aung was shot and killed by three men on bicycles while walking with his wife in Mayangone. His wife was also wounded in the attack. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it is believed to be politically motivated due to the…

ADF remains very active in the DRC and continues to launch attacks.  Public pressure to step up actions against the militants may drive more operations in the months to come.  

Four ADF rebels killed in Berni, North Kivu province
Government forces killed four Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels after they attacked a village in Beni, North Kivu province, Thursday and killed three civilians.

A clash over cattle theft killed over a dozen people in Kenya earlier this week. Bandit and herder violence continues to be a regular threat in the region.  

Bandits raid villages in Samburu
Bandits raided villages in Samburu leading to a clash with ranchers after the bandits stole 1,000 heads of livestock. At least 14 people were killed and five were wounded in the clashes that broke out in the area. Ten percent of the livestock are still missing as well.

An attack in Niger killed 69 people, including a mayor, earlier this week in what is one of the higher death tolls recently.  No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Deadly attack on Banibangou
An attack on Banibangou by unknown militants killed about 60 people on Tuesday. It is unclear how many of those killed were from the militant side versus the civilian side.

South Australia's driver's license platform was hacked which has exposed thousands of records of personally identifiable information.  

South Australia’s mySA GOV hacked
The mySA GOV platform was hacked and some people are being urged to change their driver’s license numbers. At least 2,601 accounts were accessed with 2,008 of those accounts having registration and licensing information. Those impacted are being urged to change passwords as they notify those impac…
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