Worldview Security Report – April 2, 2019
2-Apr-19

ASIA

Bangladesh (Security threat level – 4): Beginning at 0600 local time (0000 UTC) on 2 April 2019, jute mill workers launched a 72-hour strike nationwide to demand the formation of a wage commission and compensation for workers’ deaths. In Chittagong, workers blocked the Dhaka-Chittagong highway and the Chittagong-Rangamati highway from 0800 until 0930 local time. Blockades in cities such as Khulna and Jessore were removed by 1200 local time, when the shutdown was scheduled to end. Protests are expected to continue over the next two days.

EUROPE

Czech Republic (Security threat level – 2): On 1 April 2019, a tram collided with a trolleybus near the Masna tram stop in central Brno. Approximately 40 people onboard the trolleybus were injured; the tram was empty at the time of the accident. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.

GOVERNMENT WARNINGS

Rwanda (Security threat level – 3): On 2 April 2019, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued updated travel advice for Rwanda, which reads in part as follows:

  • “Rwanda has changed its own travel advice, which advises Rwandan nationals against travel from Rwanda to Uganda; this does not affect travel by other internationals including British Nationals, but does mean additional checks may take place at the border.”

  • Security threat levels range from 1 (Very Low) to 5 (Very High) and are determined using a comprehensive system that utilizes both qualitative and quantitative analysis. The primary factors used to determine a location’s security threat level are Armed Conflict, Crime, Demonstrations/Strikes, Ethnic/Sectarian Tensions, Graft/Corruption, Kidnapping, Political Instability, Government Restriction and Terrorism.