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Turkey urged not to send arms to Somali police unit

Somalia’s opposition has written to Turkey urging it not to send a planned shipment of weapons to a special police unit they fear incumbent...

Mozambique police say northern village, site of reported beheadings, retaken from...

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Over 1 000 Mozambique troops on Thursday recaptured the northern village of Muidumbe from Islamist insurgents, police general commander Bernardino Rafael said, killing 16...

Police brutality activist says she was barred from leaving Nigeria

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Nigerian immigration officials blocked a prominent anti-police brutality activist from leaving the country and confiscated her passport, she told Reuters on Wednesday. There was no...

Ivory Coast police surround opposition leaders’ houses

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Police in Ivory Coast surrounded the houses of two of President Alassane Ouattara’s main rivals on Tuesday after the government accused them of sedition...

‘Perfect storm’: How Nigeria’s peaceful police protests turned violent

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Tears fill Ephraim Osinboyejo’s eyes as he recalls the idealism that drove thousands of Nigerians like him into the streets to campaign against police...

Nigeria police to stop using force on protesters

Nigeria police agreed to stop using force against protesters accusing them of brutality, the presidency said, a day after law enforcement officers shot at...

Nigeria’s police disbands controversial anti-robbery Squad after protests

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The head of Nigeria’s police dissolved its Special Anti-Robbery Squad with immediate effect on Sunday, a police statement said, prompted by days of protests...

ISS: Police abuses during lockdown reflect deep accountability problems

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Fundamental rights such as the right to life and dignity are protected in South Africa’s constitution as ‘entirely’ ‘non-derogable.’ This means they cannot, under...

Zambian police take delivery of dozens of new vehicles

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The Zambian Police Service has taken delivery of 50 new vehicles which government says will help improve force capacity to maintain law and order. The...

Protesters clash with police in Mali

Police used teargas to disperse campaigners for civilian rule before substantive talks over Mali’s political future began in Bamako on Thursday, indicating a deepening...

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Armscor in-house expertise can generate revenue

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Sweating Armscor assets, mainly property, was at one stage trumpeted as the way to eventually ensuring financial independence for the State-owned defence and security...
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