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Kenyan police say three ‘dangerous’ inmates flee maximum security prison

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A Kenyan serving a 41-year sentence for involvement in one of the country's worst militant attacks escaped from a maximum security prison on Monday,...

Attackers blow up Nigerian prison fence, free 266 inmates

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Heavily armed gunmen raided a jail in south-central Nigeria late on Sunday, blowing up the perimeter fence and freeing 266 inmates - almost everyone...

Gunmen free more than 1 800 inmates in attack on Nigerian...

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More than 1 800 prisoners are on the run in southeast Nigeria after escaping when heavily armed gunmen attacked their prison using explosives and...

South African police nab 63 prisoners from mass escape

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A South African police and security dragnet recaptured 63 out of 69 prisoners who escaped on Friday after overpowering guards during exercise at Malmesbury...

Riots at Sierra Leone prison in wake of coronavirus confirmation

Smoke billowed from the central prison in Sierra Leone’s capital and gunfire was heard after a riot following confirmation of a coronavirus case. Inmates at...

Moroccan prison is coronavirus hotspot

Sixty-eight people, mostly staff, have come down with coronavirus at a prison in southern Moroccan city Ouarzazate, prison authorities said, without reporting any deaths. Earlier...

Bashir in Kobar prison

Deposed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was moved to Khartoum’s grim high-security Kobar prison from the presidential residence, family sources said, as military rulers announced...

Cameroon separatists free prisoners

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Separatist militants raided a prison in north-western Cameroon and freed about 100 inmates, government and the separatists said, as rebels vowed to...

Prisoners escape during Tripoli fighting

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Some 400 prisoners escaped from a jail in Libya's capital while fighting between rival armed groups raged nearby, a judiciary official said...

In U.S. prisons, tablets open window to the outside world

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Marvin Worthy, confined to a New Jersey state prison since 2004, cannot watch his son play basketball or visit him in college....

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...