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ISS: Domestic violence during COVID-19: are we asking the right questions?

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The number of domestic violence cases reported to the South African police between March and April dropped by 69.4%. This figure makes it tempting...

Police officer, two militants killed in Kenya, says security official

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A police reservist and two armed attackers were killed in a gunfight on Sunday in Kenya’s northeast Mandera county near the border with Somalia,...

Level 4 sees slight crime increase, stats remain low

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While crime in the country continued to remain low during the COVID-19 lockdown, reported cases began to increase after the country moved to level...

Further decontamination for Western Cape police stations

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With the Western Cape being the hardest hit province so far by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is reported that at least 19 police stations...

Burundi police detain more than 200 opposition election observers

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Burundian police detained more than 200 opposition electoral observers during this week’s election, the spokesman for the main opposition National Freedom Council (CNL) told...

DR Congo police crackdown on sect killed 55 in “bloodbath” –...

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Democratic Republic of Congo police killed at least 55 people in a crackdown on a separatist religious sect in April, more than double the...

ISS: For pandemics and policing, evidence matters in times of crisis

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South African police were fighting an epidemic long before the COVID-19 crisis began to ravage the world. Persistently high levels of crime and violence...

Police arrested for violations of lockdown regulations

Twelve police officers, including a reservist, were arrested for allegedly violating National Disaster Management Regulations and for corruption. “The arrest of our own is disheartening...

African police accused of excessive force during lockdowns

Days after Congo announced emergency restrictions to curb the new coronavirus, a police video circulating online showed an officer beating a taxi driver violating...

ISS: Old solutions won’t fix South Africa’s deteriorating police service

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President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address (SONA) on 13 February suggests that he is badly informed about the state of policing in...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...