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Ugandan mission in Somalia commended

This article reports the conclusion of a 1-year deployment of 160 Ugandan police to Somalia under the auspices of the African Union. The unit “worked on securing vital government installations, explosives disposal, securing Mogadishu during the holy month of Ramadan, … Continue reading

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One size doesn’t fit all

This policy brief identifies 4 scenarios with different implications for police reform in post-conflict situations. Experts stress the importance of taking local circumstances into account, but it is not always recognized — “in mission after mission … training programs¬†have been … Continue reading

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Using technology to address gender-based violence

This document reports several projects using mobile technology to improve assistance to victims of gender-based violence in conflict and post-conflict settings. In these kinds of situations, “Police are usually neither trusted nor are they able to respond adequately to incidents … Continue reading

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Terrorism at lowest level since 2002

Global terrorism has been decreasing steadily since 2002. The number of terror attacks decreased 19.8% in 2017, following drops of 9.2% and 11.5% in the preceding two years, according to this article. Terrorism-related deaths declined 24.2% in 2017 following drops … Continue reading

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Policing the high seas

EU and partner efforts have been successful in reducing piracy over the last 10 years off the Horn of Africa, as reported here. The same naval operations have also encountered human trafficking and have targeted commercial fishing violations, noting that … Continue reading

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2017 corruption perceptions index

The 2017 public sector corruption index from Transparency International,¬†based on perceptions of experts and businesspeople, is available here. Best in the world is New Zealand, worst is Somalia. Here are the best & worst world rankings by region: Africa — … Continue reading

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Analysis of suicide bombings in Somalia

This report provides a detailed analysis of 155 suicide bombing attacks in Somalia by Al Shabaab from 2006 to 2017. Over 90% of the attacks have targeted the national government and international community, rather than ordinary citizens. Lethality per attack … Continue reading

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