Tag Archives: Sudan

Context matters in police reform

Police reform measures promoted around the world, including in conflict zones, often incorporate best practices as understood in developed countries. However, local conditions vary dramatically. This article presents a typology of four scenarios based on patterns of violence and who … Continue reading

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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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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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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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2014 Corruption Index

In the most recent Transparency International corruption index, based on perceptions of various forms of public corruption in 174 nations, four Nordic countries plus New Zealand are rated cleanest, while Somalia, North Korea, and Sudan are most corrupt. InSight Crime … Continue reading

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Religion police

This international review identifies 17 nations with police that enforce religious norms, all located in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East. These nations represent about 9% of the world’s countries.

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Police complicit in trafficking Eritreans

A new Human Rights Watch report details brutality against Eritrean refugees in Sudan and Egypt. First-hand accounts indicate that police and security forces fail to protect the refugees and even hand them over to traffickers.

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