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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....

Senior Ethiopian prison officials dismissed

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Ethiopia fired five senior prison officials, hours before the release of a Human Rights Watch report detailing torture and other abuses in...

UK to build prison wing in Lagos

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Britain will build a new wing at Kirikiri Prison in Lagos so it can transfer Nigerian prisoners there, the government in London...

Another DR Congo prison break

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At least one person was killed and about 20 inmates escaped in a prison break in Bukavu in the east of Democratic...

Eleven dead, hundreds escape in DR Congo jail attack

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At least 11 people were killed and 930 prisoners escaped when unidentified assailants stormed a jail in Democratic Republic of Congo's north-eastern...

Zambian opposition leader moved to max security prison ahead of trial

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Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, facing treason charges for impeding a presidential motorcade, has been moved from a Lusaka prison to a...

Second DR Congo prison break

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More than 70 inmates broke out of a prison in south-western Democratic Republic of Congo a local activist and a national deputy...

Fugitives recaptured in DR Congo

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Congolese authorities said they recaptured 179 fugitives who broke out of the capital's main prison, in a mass escape underscoring growing security...

Christian sect members attack DR Congo prison

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Supporters of a jailed Christian sect leader attacked the prison holding him in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, freeing him and about...

Stones hurled in rare Rwandan prison riot

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Inmates protesting living conditions at Gasabo prison in the Rwandan capital of Kigali hurled stones over prison walls, damaging houses and disrupting...

Senegal police arrest former Gambian prison boss

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Senegalese police arrested General Bora Colley, the man who ran Gambia's prisons, where human rights groups say perceived opponents were tortured and...

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