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Soldiers and police putting their backs into KZN flood relief

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The Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cabinet cluster is one of the myriad government agencies and departments currently “all hands on deck” in...

Millions at risk in East Africa – UN agencies

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Millions of displaced families across East Africa will suffer hunger as food rations dwindle due to stretched humanitarian resources as the world grapples with...

ISS: Dialogue with jihadists: Mauritania offers lessons for the Sahel

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If a decade of military operations hasn’t resolved the disastrous security crisis in the Sahel, could talking to the jihadists help bring peace? Dialogue...

ISS: More questions than answers in South Africa’s latest victim survey?

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South Africa’s 2020/21 Victims of Crime Survey (VOCS) was published last month. Although its accuracy was affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the findings on...

Mozambique: Thousands continue to flee violence in Cabo Delgado

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One year after brutal attacks by suspected Al Shabab militants began in northern Mozambique, thousands continue to flee ongoing violence in Cabo Delgado province,...

Hundreds ‘disappeared,’ tortured in Uganda – HRW

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The Ugandan government has failed to hold to account security officials who have unlawfully detained and tortured hundreds of government critics, opposition supporters, peaceful...

Rape used as conflict reward in South Sudan – UNHCR

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Widespread sexual violence against women and girls in conflict is fuelled by systemic impunity, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNHCR) in South...

Feature: Trajectories of violence against civilians by Africa’s militant Islamist groups

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Extremist group violence against civilians is driven by context-specific factors—outgroup grievances, intimidation to control territory, and a response to heavy-handed security responses—that require enhanced...

ISS: Children on the battlefield: ISWAP’s latest recruits

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In January, the violent extremist group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) released a video showing young boys undergoing strenuous combat training. As the...

New Interpol project adds “H” for harassment to SEA

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Sexual abuse and exploitation (SEA) is a reality in the peacekeeping and humanitarian aid sectors worldwide with Interpol now stepping in to prevent it...

Zim food aid for Moz

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A Zimbabwean presidential pledge saw a thousand tons of staple food assistance delivered to displaced Mozambicans at the weekend. President Emmerson Mnangagwa made the pledge...

UNMISS efforts see drop in South Sudan violence

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Evidence of the good work done by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) comes in a just released report showing a 42%...

Aggravated robberies increase

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Police Minister Bheki Cele says aggravated robberies, such as carjacking, have increased by 13.8%. Cele says there were 661 more carjacking cases in the period...

Another Botswana Defence Force soldier dies in Mozambique

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Another Botswana Defence Force (BDF) soldier, recently deployed to Mozambique as part of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) assistance force, has died. The BDF...

ISS: Who gets kidnapped in South Africa?

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The kidnapping of the four young Moti brothers in South Africa in October 2021 placed this type of crime in the spotlight. The country’s...

Eskom security officer killed during attempted copper cable theft

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Police are investigating after an Eskom contracted security officer was shot dead after him and six of his colleagues foiled a copper cable theft...

Pakistani sappers contain South Sudan flood damage

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A hundred days and counting is how Pakistani peacekeepers with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) describe their current task which sees...

African human trafficking fugitive nabbed in joint operation

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Kenyan police arrested a man sought in connection with human trafficking since 2017 in a joint operation with Dutch authorities and Interpol. 53-year-old John Habeta...

Number of jailed journalists reached global high in 2021, at least 24 killed for...

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The number of journalists worldwide who are behind bars reached a global high in 2021, according to a new report from the nonprofit Committee...

Egyptian court frees jailed researcher Zaki, trial postponed

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An Egyptian court ordered the release of jailed researcher Patrick Zaki on Tuesday, an Egyptian rights group and a judicial source said, and Italy's...

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