Policing News

Nigeria: Transparency International rates police force as the most corrupt institution in Nigeria

December 5, 2015

According to the 2015 Global Corruption Barometer by Transparency International, the police force in Nigeria is perceived as being the...

South Africa: McBride suspension unlawful

December 4, 2015

The Pretoria High Court is expected to hand down a ruling regarding the lawfulness of the former director of the...

Sierra Leone: Inspector General of Police accused of censor

November 26, 2015

Inspector General of Police in Sierra Leone, General Francis Alieu, has been accused of attempting to censor one of the...

South Africa: HAWKS Spokesperson cannot confirm or deny move to suspend Deputy Police Commissioner

November 25, 2015

HAWKS spokesperson, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, has been unable to confirm allegations that the Deputy Police Commissioner, Nobubele Mbekela, has been...


African Country Data and Links

Countries and Regions

This database includes resources on policing and police accountability in Africa. It also includes resources that relate to specific regions on the continent. This database is in continual development. We encourage you to alert us on new policy and research from across Africa. We especially request this in relation to countries that do not appear below.


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