In order to counter the threat from Jihadist militants, Tunisia has announced plans to build a wall along its border with Libya. Tunisian Prime Minister, Habib Essid, told reporters that the wall would stretch 160km (100 miles) inland from the coast, and be completed by the end of 2015.
Following the recent Beach Resort attack in Tunisia, a state of emergency has been declared as a form of “exceptional measures” – Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi announces. The state of emergency is expected to give security forces more power and limit the right of public assembly.
A state of emergency has been declared in the American city of Baltimore amid violent protests linked to the death of a black man, Freddie Gray, fatally injured in police custody. A curfew to last through the week has been announced from 10.
The Republic of Niger has declared a 15-day state of emergency in the border region of Diffa after a series of attacks by Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram. According to BBC News, the state of emergency gives Diffa’s governor power to introduce new restrictions without passing any laws.