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Anger over slow progress, size of rewards at Nigeria’s police brutality...

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Ndukwe Ekekwe was furious when he heard how much compensation a judicial panel had awarded him after finding that members of an elite Nigerian...

Nigeria’s president vows to prevent repeat of anti-police brutality protests

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Nigeria’s president will do what it takes to prevent a repeat of demonstrations against police brutality last month that led to unrest in which...

Nigerian authorities return police brutality activist’s passport

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Nigerian immigration officials returned the passport of a prominent activist against police brutality after it was seized when she tried to leave the country...

Nigerian police mobilize to quell worst unrest in two decades

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Nigeria’s police chief ordered the immediate mobilisation of all force resources on Saturday to try to control the worst street violence in Africa’s most...

African nations seek UN inquiry into US racism, ‘police brutality’

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African countries are lobbying to set up a UN inquiry into “systemic racism” and “police brutality” in the United States and elsewhere, aiming to...

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...

Three Kenyan police reported held over disappearances, rights group says two...

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Three Kenyan police officers have been detained over the disappearance of a lawyer and his client who had alleged mistreatment by the...

Three Kenyan police held over disappearance of men in mistreatment case

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Three Kenyan police officers have been detained over the disappearance of a lawyer and his client who had lodged a complaint about...

Egyptian police detained Italian student before his murder: sources

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An Italian student who was tortured and murdered in Egypt had been detained by police and then transferred to a compound run...

Egypt’s Sisi tells interior minister to crack down on abuses by...

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told the interior minister on Friday to crack down on police abuse and to submit proposals to...

Thousands of Egyptian doctors protest over alleged police brutality

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Thousands of Egyptian doctors demonstrated in Cairo on Friday in a rare protest at what rights groups call police impunity after two...

Two Egyptian policemen held after lawyer’s death in custody

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Two Egyptian policemen accused of killing a lawyer in custody were detained on Thursday on the orders of an Egyptian prosecutor, judicial...

Two South African policemen suspended over video-recorded assault

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Two South African policemen have been suspended after cellphone footage of them assaulting a man suspected of robbery in Cape Town caused...

Police custody deaths down to 257 in 2010/2011 – ICD

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A total of 257 people died in police custody in 2010/2011, according to the Independent Complains Directorate (ICD), down from 294 the...

Angolan court jails 7 policemen for 2008 murders

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Seven Angolan policemen were sentenced to 24 years each in jail yesterday for the murder of eight men in a poor neighbourhood,...

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