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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, the 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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Nigerians favor state police

Nigeria has a national police but has been considering some form of decentralization for years. This column reports a survey indicating that 61% of citizens favor moving to state police, a structure also backed by the country’s 36 governors and … Continue reading

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Vigilantes in Africa

This report discusses the “double-edged sword” of vigilantes in conflict zones and counter-insurgencies in Africa. Typically local residents, they often provide better security than official state institutions but may operate outside the rule of law, plus later demobilization and reintegration … Continue reading

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UN course for female senior officers

This article reports a Female Senior Officer Command Development Course being held in Malaysia to help prepare women for command roles in UN police missions around the world. It is the second of four offerings of the course, with the … Continue reading

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No fingerprints in Nigeria

This column offers reflections of a Nigerian former prosecutor who says the last case in which police used fingerprints in court was 1964. He laments “the dearth of experts in the force, noting that it wasn’t always this bad with … Continue reading

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Ranking world police

News outlets in Africa recently picked up the 2016 “World Internal Security & Police Index” (WISPI) that ranked Botswana best on the continent and Nigeria worst. On the defensive, Nigerian authorities have criticized the index “as unempirical and absolute falsehood, … Continue reading

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