Tag Archives: Rwanda

Female peacekeeper training

Rwandan military women serving as peacekeepers in African conflict zones indicate their training did not adequately prepare them to help victims of gender-based violence, as reported here. Their pre-deployment training was not realistic enough and there was an assumption that, … Continue reading

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National Police College in Rwanda

This article reviews the courses and degrees delivered through the National Police College in Rwanda, considered a leading institution on the continent. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in professional police studies, forensic science, law, police administration, and conflict/peace studies … Continue reading

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Women in UN peacekeeping

This column recommends increased female participation in UN peacekeeping missions, currently at 4% for military and 10% for police. It notes that “Women are routinely underrepresented in peacekeeping operations, even though their participation has been shown to improve mission effectiveness … 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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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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