Russia is not interested in helping Africa to prosper or achieve stability, but as a theatre for advancing the Kremlin’s geostrategic interests.
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Political protests in Kenya have become insular, sectarian, tribal and unashamedly personality driven.
Alternatives to violent policing already exist in the daily practices of Nairobi residents who don’t depend on the police for safety.
With Uhuru Kenyatta leaving office to make way for a new leader, it was always going to be an eventful year for Kenya.
To move towards justice and peace, Kenya must disband all police units implicated in unlawful violence and punish criminal officers.
Instigated by multiple governments in South America, Operation Condor resulted in hundreds, potentially thousands, of human rights violations and extrajudicial killings.
The study highlights the flimsy boundaries between different forms of violence: torture and extrajudicial punishment, lawful arrest, and an unlawful kidnapping.
All terrorism in the region has domestic origins but is linked to regional and international events.
From his positions at the United Nations, Professor Heyns made a huge impact on the protection of the right to life and the right of peaceful assembly.
Despite a landmark deal in 2016 which brought an end to five decades of conflict, an upsurge in mass killings is threatening peace in Colombia.
Although the Nigerian government has announced the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, protesters have not let up. They are now calling for wider reforms.
The terror group uses the proceeds of criminal activity to support its political agenda.
Nigeria is on the verge of passing a law to criminalise rampant mob lynching. Other countries have tried to do this and failed.
Inefficient policing in Nigeria has forced many communities to rely on vigilante groups for security. Despite using force and violence, many groups even have support from authorities.
Nigeria’s failure to protect its citizens from Boko Haram’s insurgency has given rise to vigilante groups north east of the country.
It turns out that the president of the Philippines is exactly who he said he was.
More bloodshed lies ahead – but few are taking any notice.
After more than 7,000 killings by police and vigilantes, an incident involving the death of a South Korea businessman has finally put an end of Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war.
Can Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte learn anything from Thailand’s failed campaign against drugs in the early 2000s? Maybe to adopt a less bloody and more comprehensive approach.