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ISS: More public order police is no easy answer for South...

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In the wake of the July unrest, other options are needed to ensure better handling of public violence. The chaotic unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng...

DNA Backlog now exceeds 300 000 cases in Forensics Division of...

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The DNA backlog crisis in the Forensics Division of the South African Police Service (SAPS) now exceeds 300 000 cases and it is estimated...

Five suspects arrested for murder of two police officers

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Five suspects were arrested during the early hours of Wednesday in Logageng village in the North West province for the murder of two police...

Police in Nigeria secure release of 100 kidnapping victims

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Police and government authorities have secured the release of 100 people, including women, children and nursing mothers, who were kidnapped from their village in...

ISS: South Africa’s police management must face their shadows

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A new memoir by axed senior officer Jeremy Vearey suggests this might be key to saving the SAPS. It is common knowledge that the South...

Haiti police battle gunmen who killed president, amid fears of chaos

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Haiti's security forces were locked in a fierce gun battle on Wednesday with assailants who assassinated President Jovenel Moise at his home overnight, plunging...

South Africa’s Zuma hands himself over to police to begin sentence

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South African former President Jacob Zuma turned himself in to police on Wednesday to begin 15 months in jail for contempt of court, the...

South Africa’s Zuma tries to block arrest as police hold back

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Former South African president Jacob Zuma tried to block his arrest in court on Tuesday as top police officials said they would hold back...

Cameroon police tear gas residents fighting eviction near Douala airport

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Police in Cameroon fired tear gas on Saturday morning as they clashed with residents fighting eviction from a neighbourhood adjacent to Newton Airport in...

ISS: South Africa’s police need urgent and fundamental reform

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Despite a deep crisis, police leaders show no sign of acting on the many official recommendations available to them. Pressure from the public and political...

Police death toll from militant attack in Burkina Faso rises to...

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Four police officers who had gone missing after a militant attack in Burkina Faso on Monday have been found dead, raising the police death...

Police officers to get vaccinated after teachers

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Police officers are next in line to get vaccinated after the inoculation of teachers. This is according to the Health Department’s Dr Nicholas Crisp, who...

Policeman killed, more than 80 students abducted in attack on Nigerian...

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Gunmen killed a police officer and kidnapped at least 80 students and five teachers from a school in the Nigerian state of Kebbi, police,...

Protests against police abuse spread across Tunisian capital

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Protests that erupted more a week against police abuse in Sejoumi neighbourhood of Tunisia’s capital spread other poor neighborhoods late on Wednesday. The protesters gathered...

Major police presence in Algiers

A heavy police presence smothered central Algiers on Friday, blocking a resumption of a weekly protest movement authorities can no longer tolerate. A Reuters journalist...

Police top brass strategy to curb violent crimes

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With the country’s high murder rate continuing to be of concern, Police Minister Bheki Cele says provincial commissioners now meet on a weekly basis...

Algerian protesters face crunch point as police prepare crackdown

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Algeria's protest movement, which shook the country by ousting its veteran president in 2019, faces a critical test for its survival on Friday, with...

Nigerian police launch operation in southeast to quell violence it blames...

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Police launched an operation on Tuesday in southeast Nigeria to put a stop to rising violence and crime there, including a spate of attacks...

ISS: Do the police make South Africa safe?

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Why we don’t know the answer and how the police and research community can change that. There is almost no research evidence that policing in...

Five suspects nabbed for impersonating police officers

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The Police in Hoopdal, outside Thabazimbi in Limpopo, have arrested five suspects aged between 27 and 44 for allegedly impersonating police officers at the...

Gauteng police operations net over 1000 suspects

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Twelve suspected illegal miners were among the 1 470 suspects arrested across the Gauteng province by police over the weekend. The twelve were arrested in...

Policeman beaten to death in Congo Eid clashes

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A police officer in Congo's capital Kinshasa was beaten to death and 46 others were wounded as rival Muslim groups clashed during Eid celebrations...

Kenyan police disperse protesters demonstrating against Israeli attacks on Gaza

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Police fired teargas to disperse a crowd of more than 200 people protesting in Kenya's capital Nairobi on Thursday against the Israeli bombing of...

Six killed at southern Nigerian police station – spokesman

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Armed attackers killed six people at a police station in southern Nigeria, a police spokesman said on Sunday, bringing the total number of officers...

Chadian police fire tear gas to disperse protest against military government

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Chadian security forces fired tear gas to disperse protesters who took to the streets of the capital N'Djamena on Saturday to protest against a...

Police bust gang trying to smuggle 7 tonnes of hashish into...

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A gang trying to smuggle seven tonnes of hashish into Spain was intercepted in one of the country's largest drugs busts this year, Spanish...

Police urge parents not to leave children unattended

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Parents and guardians have been urged not to leave their children unattended after an incident where a three-year-old girl died in a house fire. “Reports...

Mogadishu police chief suspends Somali parliament, gets fired moments later

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Mogadishu’s police chief announced he had suspended parliament on Monday, saying he was acting unilaterally to prevent lawmakers from extending the president’s term, only...

Police clamp down on Cape Town extortion rackets

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A Police Ministry intervention to curb extortion rackets in Cape Town has recorded significant progress in clamping down on the crime. The intervention by Police...

Police arrest 100 gang members who smuggled drugs into Spain on...

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Spanish police said on Saturday they had arrested 100 members of a gang which ferried hashish and marijuana from Morocco to Spain in high...

Tunisian police fire tear gas on protesters in southern city

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Tunisian police fired tear gas on protesters on Tuesday after hundreds tried to storm a government headquarters in the southern city of Tataouine to...

SAPS makes inroads in policing, crowd management response

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Significant inroads in attempts to professionalise crowd management processes within the South African Police Service (SAPS) have been made, says Police Minister Bheki Cele. The...

Find solutions to root causes of violent protests, urges Cele

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Police Minister Bheki Cele has urged municipalities and stakeholders to become more proactive in removing the root causes of violent protests. He said it was worrying...

Uganda says it detains American over subversive activities

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Uganda said late on Monday it had detained an American national for involvement in subversive activities amid a deadly crackdown against opponents of longtime...

Kenyan court says police to blame for death of girl after...

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A Kenyan inquest has ruled that police are to blame for the death of a 9-year-old girl during violence after the 2017 elections, saying...

Cele condemns killing of bystander by police

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Police Minister Bheki Cele has described as inexcusable the killing of a bystander, who died after being allegedly shot by a policeman, as law...

Senegal opposition leader arrested as supporters clash with police

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Senegal’s main opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko, was arrested on Wednesday after hundreds of his supporters clashed with police in the capital while protesting against...

Police pounce on R500 million cocaine haul

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National Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole, has lauded the police in the Western Cape for seizing cocaine valued at over R500 million from a...

ISS: Failure could save South African policing

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If police learn from their mistakes and implement those lessons, South Africa could become a safer place. South Africa’s recently released crime statistics reveal worrying increases in...

Cele bemoans KZN police murders

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Police Minister Bheki Cele has called on KwaZulu-Natal communities to assist the South African Police Service track the killers of four officers murdered across...

Police seize unregistered medicines at OR Tambo International Airport

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) this week seized unregistered medicines worth a market value of R126 million at the OR Tambo International Airport. The...

Nigerian police beat, arrest protesters at site of Lekki shootings: witnesses

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Nigerian police beat and arrested demonstrators on Saturday as a small group protested over the reopening of the site where activists denouncing police brutality...

Soldiers still helping police keep order and enforcing COVID-19 regulations

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Over two thousand soldiers will be on South African streets until the end of February helping police and assisting in the ongoing national effort...

Police dismantle world’s ‘most dangerous’ criminal hacking network

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International law enforcement agencies said on Wednesday they had dismantled a criminal hacking scheme used to steal billions of dollars from businesses and private...

Police saluted for COVID-19 fight commitment

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Police Minister General Bheki Cele has saluted police officers who continue to put their lives on the line each day as the country battles...

Police commended for stabilising Durban city centre

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The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government has commended the joint law enforcement operations for ensuring calm and stability in the Durban city centre amid threats of...

In poor districts, young Tunisians with nothing to lose clash with...

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The 19-year-old smoking with friends in a poor district of Tunisia’s capital had a simple explanation for night-time clashes between youths and police that...

Four police officers killed, one missing, after bandit attack in northwest...

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Four police officers were killed and one was missing after armed bandits attacked their convoy in northwest Nigeria on Friday, the Nigerian police said. Around...

Tunisian police clash with protesters after police beating

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Tunisian police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the northern city of Siliana on Friday after a policeman beat a shepherd, witnesses said,...

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...