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ISS: Violence in Nigeria’s south-east demands a holistic response

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Insecurity in Nigeria is growing in scale, spread and sophistication. A total of 1 486 people in the country were victims of insecurity in...

Specialised team established to investigate political violence in Tshwane

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) has established a specialised team that will investigate politically related violence that has in recent times plagued Tshwane...

ISS: New private sector options for preventing violence

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Work-based programmes can make the home and the workplace safer, and in the process improve productivity and profits. In South Africa, reports of women being...

Nigerian regulator tells TV stations to curb reporting on violence

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Nigeria's broadcasting regulator has asked TV stations to curb their reporting of insecurity in the country by withholding details of incidents and victims, in...

Committee calls for coherence in characterisation of violence, looting

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The Joint Standing Committee on Defence has called for coherence in characterising what led to the violence, wanton looting and destruction of property over...

King Misuzulu calls for end to violence and looting

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Appealing for peace and calm, incoming amaZulu King Misuzulu Zulu KaZwelithini, has instructed his subjects to withdraw from participating in the wanton destruction of...

Explainer: Why violence is engulfing South Africa

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Days of riots and looting in South Africa have left more than 70 people dead, hurt thousands of businesses and damaged major infrastructure in...

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...

President Ramaphosa condemns acts of violence

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned the recent sporadic but increasingly violent protests in some parts of the country. “Key infrastructure like national roads have been...

Nigerian lawmakers approve $2.4 billion to fight violence, fund vaccines

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Nigeria's parliament passed a 983 billion naira ($2.4 billion) supplementary budget on Wednesday to address rising insecurity in the country and fund COVID-19 vaccines. Nigeria,...

Nigeria’s president threatens rebels amid rising violence in southeast

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People who promote insurrection in Nigeria face a “rude shock”, its president warned on Tuesday, raising the possibility of a fierce crackdown on rising...

ISS: Climate change and violence in Africa: no time to lose

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The AU is the first international body to tackle the problem head-on, and it needs global support. Climate change poses serious security threats in Africa....

Multi-dimensional response needed to curb violence in schools

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The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on Wednesday said a multidimensional response is necessary to curb the worrying increase in the incidence of violence...

Companies need to prepare for more political disturbances and violence, analysts...

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A significant increase in the number of riots, demonstrations and vandalism, as terrorism events decline, means civil unrest is now the main political risk...

Violence erupts as kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls return to families

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One moment, Hadiza was weeping and flinging her arms around her father for the first time since her abduction; the next - gunfire and...

The violence and insecurity affecting Nigeria

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Gunmen have abducted schoolgirls in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state, a state spokesman said on Friday. The incident is the second such kidnapping in just over...

Violence still raging in South Sudan despite peace deal: UN

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Violence is still raging in vast swathes of South Sudan a year after a peace deal was signed to end a civil war that...

Nigeria’s president calls for calm after clashes in southwest Oyo state

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Nigeria’s president appealed for calm on Sunday following reports of intercommunal violence between ethnic groups at a market in the southwestern state of Oyo. Clashes...

Violence in Nigeria – what and where

Islamist extremist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for abducting hundreds of boys from a boarding school in Nigeria’s Katsina state, according to an audio...

ISS: Time to tackle violence against women in Mali

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The transition period could set the tone for new norms that future governments could live by. On 26 September, hundreds of Malian women and some...

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