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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...

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