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Gauteng, KZN deaths, arrest numbers revealed

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More than 750 people were arrested for wanton destruction and looting of businesses and properties over the past five days. Of these, 304 were arrested...

Hundreds arrested for violence, infrastructure damage in SA

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As violent looting and damage to businesses and infrastructure continue in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, police by Monday evening arrested 489 people. Of these,...

Civil unrest update: 2 500 troops being deployed, no state of...

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Defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has authorised the deployment of 2 500 member of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to support police during...

Over a thousand arrested as post-election riots rage in Gabon

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Three people were killed and up to 1,100 were arrested in Gabon on Thursday, the government said, in a second day of...

Children convicted of vandalism in Sudan riots: lawyer

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Four children and four adults were convicted on Thursday of vandalism during a week of deadly anti-government riots in Sudan, a defense...

Youths burn church, riot in Kenya’s Mombasa after imam killed

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Young Muslims set fire to a church, burned tires and clashed with police in Kenya's main port city of Mombasa on Friday,...

Sudan charges 35 with vandalism after anti-government riots

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Thirty-five people appeared in court on Thursday accused of vandalism during a week of deadly anti-government riots in Sudan, a lawyer said,...

South Africa has the ingredients for Arab Spring style protests; will...

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South Africa has all the basic ingredients for the type of dissatisfaction that could lead to highly contagious anti-government protests of the...

As disaffected youth protest over poverty and politics, police policy needs...

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As the gap between the rich and the poor widens, rioting is becoming a common sight amongst disaffected youth, from Algeria to...

London riots assisted by BlackBerry Messenger

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As riots continued in London, the role of social media and technology used by rioters is again in the limelight. The usual suspects,...

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Communicate don’t abrogate!

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The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...