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Civil Security

Police Minister on rural security strategy

Police Minister on rural security strategyPolice Minister Fikile Mbalula this week met with the Transvaal Agricultural Union (TAU) as part of ongoing engagements with different stakeholders in South Africa’s agricultural community to curb farm attacks and murders.

ISS: Do foreigners really commit SA’s most violent crimes?

Xenophobic riots.Blaming undocumented foreign nationals for crime in South Africa is nothing new, despite the lack of evidence to back such perceptions. However the South African Police Service (SAPS) Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant-General Deliwe de Lange has reportedly claimed that about 60% of suspects arrested for violent crimes in the province are illegal immigrants.


ISS: Are West Africa’s gunsmiths making violence cheap?

Seized weapons.The trafficking and illicit circulation of small arms and light weapons are often discussed in the context of fuelling instability and insecurity in West Africa. Rarely, however, is the issue of locally manufactured weapons given appropriate attention in these conversations.


Ugandan editors face treason charges

Ugandan journalists face treason chargesEight managers and editors of a daily newspaper arrested this week have been charged with treason, Ugandan police said.

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