Tag Archives: Ghana

Police violence in Ghana

This column discusses the causes of police violence in Ghana following an incident involving demonstrations at a university. “Poor supervision, poor training, and unfair treatment of lower-ranked officers” are cited as systemic problems that give rise to improper behavior. Recommendations … Continue reading

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The NotPetya cyberattack

This article provides details about the 2017 NotPetya cyberattack estimated to have cost $10 billion. Originating as a Russian military hack of a Ukrainian accounting firm, it quickly spread around the world, immobilizing numerous corporations. Maersk, a global shipping company … 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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Book review: Police in Africa

This link is a “capsule review” of a new book, Police in Africa: The Street Level View. It notes the ongoing effects of colonialism, surprisingly strong norms of professionalism, and daunting challenges facing operational police. Bribery and corruption remain common, … Continue reading

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GTA by Black Axe

This article reports a police investigation in Canada resulting in the arrest of 18 Nigerians involved in the theft of 500 luxury cars, most of which were destined for resale in Nigeria or Ghana. Those arrested are reportedly associated with … Continue reading

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Police university proposed in Ghana

This op-ed supports the proposed upgrade of Ghana’s National Police College to university status, using the country’s armed forces college as a positive example and citing significant involvement in international peacekeeping as a contributing factor.

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