Tag Archives: Rwanda

Police executive development in Africa

This article reports completion of the 5th Police Senior Command and Staff Course, a 1-year program hosted by the Rwanda National Police College, with 26 graduates representing 10 countries. According to the college’s commandant, “The ultimate goal is to prepare … Continue reading

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Rwanda year in review

This column provides a review of accomplishments and developments in 2016 by the Rwanda National Police, including a 37% reduction in road traffic accidents, 12% decrease in crime, significant anti-corruption strides, and 1,000 officers deployed in international peacekeeping missions.

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Women meet in Kigali

The first ever “Africa Convention of Women in Security Organs” begins today in Kigali, Rwanda. Some 250 police, military, and prison officials will focus on the problems of gender-based violence, child abuse, and human trafficking in Africa, as well as … Continue reading

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Women police in Africa

This article reports increased numbers of women police in Africa, thanks in part to strong UN encouragement. Rwanda has become the top contributor of women to international policing missions, and Kenya’s constitution now requires its National Police to reach 30% … Continue reading

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Harmonizing police training in East Africa

This article reports an agreement among several countries in East Africa to harmonize their police training curricula in order to facilitate joint investigations and other regional security initiatives.

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African police leaders learn about genocide

Twenty-two African police commanders from several different countries attending the Police Senior Command and Staff Course in Rwanda visited the Kigali memorial center recently. When the officers complete the course they graduate with a Masters Degree in Peace Studies and … Continue reading

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More on Afripol

This article indicates that Europol has pledged to assist the newly-created Afripol. Also, a number of centers of excellence will be established in Rwanda, including a Police Senior Command and Staff College and a Peace Support Operations Training Center.

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