Category Archives: Africa

Corruption in Nigeria

This report analyzes widespread corruption throughout 20 different sectors of the government and economy in Africa’s most populous country, concluding that “Corruption is the single greatest obstacle preventing Nigeria from achieving its enormous potential.” It notes that police,┬áthe country’s most-bribed … Continue reading

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Drug trafficking via Spain

This article details shifts in the trafficking of drugs from Latin America to Europe and discusses investigative cooperation between the U.S. and Spain. Smuggling from Colombia and Venezuela through Caribbean countries, especially the Dominican Republic, has increased in recent years … Continue reading

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Road traffic injuries in developing countries

This article discusses the impact of traffic crashes in developing countries, where poor infrastructure, weak regulation, and risky behavior contribute to high levels of serious injury and death. One expert notes, “Other fields, like infectious diseases, have done a great … Continue reading

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Obstacles to women police in Egypt

This article reviews the status of women police in Egypt. Women were eligible to attend the Egyptian Police College from 1984 to 1990 but since then they have only been admitted into specialized fields such as medicine and public relations. … Continue reading

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Smarter policing in South Africa

This column offers support for recent targeting by police in South Africa on organised and repeat violent crimes such as heists, hijackings, and house robberies. But it observes that the current approach overlooks 90% of the country’s violent crime, and … Continue reading

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Smart tech, security, and privacy

This column reviews some of the ways that modern technology is aiding police and security in controlling crime and terrorism in cities around the world, including predictive policing, problem-oriented policing, and environmental design. It cites a recent report that “the … Continue reading

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People in Singapore feel safest

This article reports the most recent global study of people’s feelings of safety and confidence in their police. People in Singapore feel most secure, followed by Norway, Iceland, and Finland. At the other end of the scale, people in Venezuela … Continue reading

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