Tag Archives: Algeria

Strengthening AfriPol

This column takes note of the appointment of Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police as a vice-chair of AfriPol following the organization’s first general assembly in May. Inasmuch as the new regional institution awaits formal recognition from the African Union, a … Continue reading

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Religion police

This international review identifies 17 nations with police that enforce religious norms, all located in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East. These nations represent about 9% of the world’s countries.

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Afripol created

African police heads have announced creation of the African Police Cooperation Organisation (Afripol). It will be based in Algeria and focus mainly on coordination, analysis, and intelligence sharing, similar to Ameripol, ASEANapol, and Europol.

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Video works in Algeria too

This story highlights the impact of citizen journalists, video, and the Internet to bring national and international attention to alleged police mistreatment of protesters in Algeria, particularly members of religious and ethnic minority groups.

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