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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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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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UN police recognized

The outgoing secretary-general complimented the UN’s police leaders in these remarks, noting progress in establishing strategic guidance frameworks and improving gender balance. He emphasized the important role in peacekeeping missions played by police who are “people-centred, rights-based, modern and agile.”

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Progress in Sierra Leone

This article reports a UN official’s visit to Sierra Leone finding “impressive gains in community policing” and a local official┬áciting significant drops in serious crime due to better police-public cooperation. A concurrent UN visit assessed the readiness of the country’s … Continue reading

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Police corruption in Yemen

This short report from Transparency International notes pressure on police in Yemen to reduce bribe taking. In a 2013 analysis Yemen police scored worst on corruption in their region, and third worst globally behind Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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