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Gauteng, KZN deaths, arrest numbers revealed

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More than 750 people were arrested for wanton destruction and looting of businesses and properties over the past five days. Of these, 304 were arrested...

Hundreds arrested for violence, infrastructure damage in SA

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As violent looting and damage to businesses and infrastructure continue in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, police by Monday evening arrested 489 people. Of these,...

Mass arrests in Ethiopia raise spectre of repressive past

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Ethiopia has detained more than 9 000 people after deadly clashes last month, the state-run human rights commission told Reuters, raising fears that a...

Two thousand plus arrests for non-compliance with South African COVID regulations

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Law enforcement agencies arrested 2 289 suspects for non-compliance with COVID-19 National State of Disaster regulations, Police Minister Bheki Cele said. Speaking at a media...

Xenophobia arrests in Cape Town

Around 100 people were arrested as part of an operation to disperse refugees and asylum seekers staging a prolonged sit-in near the United Nations...

More O Kae Molao arrests

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Operation O Kae Molao continues to secure victories in the fight against crime in Gauteng. This week’s operation saw Gauteng police arrest hundreds of suspects...

Arrests in connection with illegal lion bone smuggling

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Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy congratulated the Green Scorpions on the arrest of three suspects in connection with lion bone smuggling. “The success...

Zimbabwe opposition official arrested

Zimbabwe police arrested a senior opposition official on charges of failing to stop a banned protest in the capital, his lawyer said. The Movement...

Arrests in connection with Ethiopian “coup” top 200

Nearly 250 people have been arrested in Ethiopia’s capital and the main city in Amhara region since a foiled coup attempt, state TV reported. Ethiopia...

Arrests in Egypt ahead of uprising anniversary

Egyptian security forces arrested 54 people, including suspected members of the Muslim Brotherhood, planning to hold protests and commit violence on the anniversary of...

Hundreds arrested as Zimbabwe violence continues

Zimbabwean doctors treated nearly 70 people for gunshot wounds while police rounded up hundreds after violent protests this week triggered by a steep rise...

Further security arrests in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia arrested the former head of a military-run industrial conglomerate and flew him in handcuffs to the capital, state media reported, a...

Arrests after Ethiopia prime minister’s rally attack

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The Ethiopian attorney general accused security service members of carrying out a grenade attack on a rally attended by the prime minister,...

Kenya crime family members plead guilty to drug charges

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Two brothers, accused by US prosecutors of playing key roles in a major Kenyan crime family called the Akasha organisation, pleaded guilty...

Ethiopian violence sees 1 200 plus arrests

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Ethiopian authorities arrested more than 1,200 people after violence erupted in and around the capital this month, a senior police official said,...

Egyptian movement calls for release of opposition figures

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A coalition of secular and leftist Egyptian groups slammed the arrests of opposition figures and called for the release of all prisoners...

Arrests in connection with rhino poaching number over 360

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The first six months of 2018 has seen more than 360 suspected rhino poachers arrested as law enforcement agencies assisted by SANParks...

Seven arrests in connection with failed church bombing

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Egyptian security forces arrested seven alleged militants suspected of involvement in a foiled church bombing outside Cairo, the interior ministry said. A militant...

Zimbabwe grenade blast – two suspects arrested

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Zimbabwean police arrested two suspects over a grenade blast that killed two people and injured 47 at a campaign rally for President...

Ethiopian grenade attack – 30 arrests

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Thirty people were arrested over alleged involvement in a grenade attack that killed two people at a rally in the Ethiopian capital...

Senior Ethiopian police official arrested

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The deputy commissioner of the Addis Ababa Police Commission was arrested and is being investigated for shortcomings in security after a grenade...

Protesters, journalists arrested in Somaliland

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Police in Somalia's breakaway Somaliland region arrested more than 40 protesters and two journalists at a demonstration in a town whose ownership...

Italian of Moroccan origin arrested by anti-terror police

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Italian anti-terrorism police arrested an Italian citizen of Moroccan origin on suspicion of supporting Islamic State and are investigating his accomplices. It...

Nigerian girls rescued from sex trafficking ring

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Spanish police rescued 39 Nigerian girls and women from a notorious sex trafficking ring who kept them in squalid cave-like houses and...

Twenty-four suspects arrested for Casamance killings

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Senegalese police arrested and charged 24 people over a shooting attack in its restive southern Casamance region earlier this month that left...

More Tunisian protesters arrested

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Tunisian police arrested 41 more protesters after fresh violent protests against austerity measures in the North African country, the interior ministry said,...

Seven arrested in Egypt after raising rainbow flag at concert

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Egyptian police arrested seven people after they raised a rainbow flag at a concert, security sources said, in a rare public show...

Opposition official and others charged for plotting against Rwanda government

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A Rwandan opposition official and eight others were charged with forming an armed group and seeking to overthrow government - indictments that...

Youths arrested in for opposing fresh term for Museveni

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Ugandan police arrested 10 youths staging an illegal rally to oppose a planned constitutional amendment to allow President Yoweri Museveni, one of...

Moroccan police arrest protesters

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Around 50 protesters were arrested following violent clashes with Moroccan police in Al-Hoceima on Monday during the Eid al-Fitr holiday, a local...

Arrests in Mali over attacks that killed 77

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Forces from France's Operation Barkhane arrested three people in connection with a suicide bombing in northern Mali that killed at least 77...

Sudan security forces arrest opposition leaders

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Sudan arrested four opposition leaders on Wednesday including veteran politician Sadiq Youssef as part of a crackdown on protests the country's opposition...

Seventeen arrested in DR Congo for protesting election delay

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Police in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo arrested at least 17 democracy activists this week for campaigning against the postponement of the...

Ethiopia arrests 1 645 “ringleaders and bandits” in crackdown on violence

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Ethiopian authorities said on Thursday they have detained 1,645 people since declaring a state of emergency less than two weeks ago in...

Morocco arrests 10 suspected female IS militants

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Morocco has dismantled a suspected Islamic State militant cell and arrested 10 women believed to be planning attacks in the North African...

SANDF rooting out fraud and corruption offenders

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Fraud and corruption in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) appears to be widespread with the SA Army Support Base (ASB) in...

Zambian police arrest 28 in raid on opposition official’s home

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Zambian police arrested 28 opposition supporters on Wednesday on suspicion of rioting and making petrol bombs, the latest sign of political tensions...

Kenyan police arrest two in connection with planned IS attack

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Kenyan police said on Wednesday they had arrested two people linked to Islamic State who were planning to launch an attack, seizing...

Nine charged after latest protest clashes in Kenya

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A Kenyan court charged nine men on Tuesday for their role in a protest a day earlier against an electoral oversight body,...

Burkina Faso arrests 11 ex-presidential guards over armoury raid

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Burkina Faso has arrested 11 members of the dissolved presidential guard, a pillar of deposed President Blaise Compaore's regime, in connection with...

Increased rhino poaching related arrests attributed to more militaristic approach

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The change to properly planned military-type operations against rhino poachers in the Kruger National Park is paying dividends – nine months after...

Pirate suspects handed to authorities for prosecution

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Five weeks to the day after the first group of suspected pirates apprehended by EU NAVFOR this year was handed over for...

Angolan police deny making arrests at rally

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Angola's police denied media reports that protesters had been arrested during an anti-government rally this weekend, the country's state news agency reported. The...

Iran says arrests contributors to BBC channel

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Iran has arrested several people for supplying information to the British Broadcasting Corporation, accusing them of seeking to portray a negative image...

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