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Over 4 000 parolees released to make social distancing possible

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Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola says 4 138 low risk offenders have been released on parole to ease prison population figures to minimise...

ISS: Can the AU protect citizens against COVID-19 abuses?

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Lockdowns and curfews to fight COVID-19 across Africa have been designed as an abuse of fundamental rights. This was the view of Mélanie Sonhaye...

ISS: Domestic violence during COVID-19: are we asking the right questions?

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The number of domestic violence cases reported to the South African police between March and April dropped by 69.4%. This figure makes it tempting...

At least ten aid workers kidnapped in southwest Niger

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At least ten local aid workers have been kidnapped in southwest Niger near the border with Burkina Faso, security sources and an official from...

Call for Parliament to debate rural crime

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Democratic Alliance (DA) MP Dianne Kohler Barnard maintains there has been a surge in the number of reported farm attacks since the lockdown instituted...

ICC prosecutors cite grave errors in Gbagbo acquittal at start of appeal

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Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) said “grave errors” were made in acquittal last year of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, as...

Poor health and family ties brought Rwanda genocide suspect into custody

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As dawn broke on 16 May, an elite French police team blew open the door to an apartment in a sleepy northwestern Parisian suburb...

President Ramaphosa orders men to stop the abuse

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has read the riot act to abusive South African men, who harm women and children, saying the barbaric attacks need to...

14 police officers succumb to COVID-19

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While police officers have gone out of their way to enforce COVID-19 lockdown regulations for the past 80 days, 14 of them have succumbed...

Judge in landmark Congo graft trial died violent death, says minister

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The high court judge overseeing a landmark corruption trial of the president’s chief of staff in Democratic Republic of Congo died a violent death...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...