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Civil Security

Extremism element in mosque attack probed

Extremism probed in Durban mosque attackSouth Africa’s elite police unit took over investigation of a mosque attack near Durban which killed one person because “extremism” is suspected as a possible motive, an official said.

Zambian trucks petrol-bombed in South Africa

Zambian trucks petrol bombed in South AfricaProtesters hurled petrol bombs at three Zambian-registered trucks in South Africa, leaving one driver with life-threatening injuries in a second attack on foreign vehicles in two weeks, officials said.


ISS: Public trust must be SA police’s top priority

An SAPS riot control vehicle.For General Khehla Sitole, the new South African Police Service (SAPS) national commissioner, ‘stamping the authority of the state’ is the top priority, as outlined in the SAPS’ latest annual performance plan. This is followed by effective use of resources, crime intelligence, a collaborative and consultative policing approach, and building a professional and capable police service.


ISS: Cattle robbery threatens Madagascar’s peace and security

altCattle theft in Madagascar is becoming an increasingly violent crime, with bandits terrorising villages by stealing, killing victims and taking cattle owners hostage in bloody attacks. This isn’t limited to Madagascar though – it is a rising threat across Africa.

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