Tag Archives: South Sudan

UN police missions

UN police commissioners recently gave an extensive briefing focused especially on missions in Haiti, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Video of the full 2-hour briefing with responses and comments from various country representatives is here. Topics … Continue reading

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People in Singapore feel safest

This article reports the most recent global study of people’s feelings of safety and confidence in their police. People in Singapore feel most secure, followed by Norway, Iceland, and Finland. At the other end of the scale, people in Venezuela … 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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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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Policing challenges in South Sudan

This report summarizes continuing challenges to establishing professional and democratic policing in South Sudan. Despite efforts by the UN and donors, the country continues to rely mainly on paramilitary units and human rights violations are common. An effort to create … Continue reading

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Bobby on the beat in South Sudan

This article reports some experiences of a UK police inspector just back from serving on a UN mission in South Sudan, the world’s newest country. He worked on community policing in a society currently affected by civil war, vigilantism, and … 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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