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No police abuse in Moroccan lockdown

Morocco rejected allegations of police brutality enforcing a lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, after an official in UN High Commissioner for Human...

“Draconian” lockdown measures in SA – UN Human Rights Commissioner

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South Africa is among countries the UN Human Rights Commissioner maintains have instituted “draconian” and “repressive” measures to combat the spread of coronavirus. UN Human...

Domestic violence drops in lockdown

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Domestic violence related crimes decreased significantly since the National State of Disaster regulations were introduced last month. These are crimes related but not limited to...

Hundred plus SA public officials arrested for COVID-19 violations

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Police Minister Bheki Cele is concerned at the large number of public officials arrested for violating COVID-19 regulations. Cele, during a visit to KwaZulu-Natal to...

Fifteen lockdown complaints lodged with the Military Ombud

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The Military Ombud Office has as South Africa enters week four of the national lockdown received 15 complaints of soldiers using excessive force and...

Drones enforce Rwanda lockdown

Tech-savvy Rwanda uses drones to keep residents of Kigali informed of coronavirus lockdown measure and help catch those who abuse them. Police stop cars and...

ISS: Preparation is key to policing a crisis like COVID-19

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Limited time for planning, organising and training made it inevitable that policing South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown would pose challenges for law enforcement. Many countries...

Law will prevail in Alexandra death probe – Mapisa-Nqakula

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said the law will take its course in the investigation into the death of an Alexandra man,...

Nigerian lockdown claims 18 lives

Nigerian security forces killed 18 people while enforcing lockdowns imposed to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)...

Four lockdown soldier brutality incidents reported to Military Ombud

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The first three weeks of lockdown in South Africa have seen four complaints regarding alleged assault by soldiers lodged with the Office of the...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...