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Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has fired controversial police chief Kale Kayihura as well as the country's security minister, a statement said Sunday.Read More
Kampala (AFP) Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has fired controversial police chief Kale Kayihura as well as the country’s security minister, a statement said Sunday. Kayihura, a serving general, was once regarded as the most powerful military officer in the country but has recently fallen out of favour with Museveni who has ruled Uganda since he took power at the head of a rebel army in 1986. Kayihura was appointed inspector general of police in 2005, the same year that a successful referendum was held on restoring multi-party democracy to theRead More
Five Kenyan policemen were killed Friday in an attack by suspected jihadists near the Somali border, authorities said.Read More
Dozens of judges and lawyers staged a work stoppage outside a court near the Tunisian capital on Thursday over alleged pressure from police in a trial involving their colleagues.Read More
Tunis (AFP) Dozens of judges and lawyers staged a work stoppage outside a court near the Tunisian capital on Thursday over alleged pressure from police in a trial involving their colleagues. “The independence of the judiciary is a red line,” chanted the demonstrators standing on the steps of the courthouse in Ben Arous in their black robes and white neck bands. “Security agents are not above the law. We are building a democratic state. All institutions must respect each other,” one of the judges, Basma Hamada, told AFP. The associationRead More
Kinshasa (AFP) A military court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has jailed a police officer for life for killing a demonstrator opposed to President Joseph Kabila, a judicial source said Tuesday. “Police officer Agbe Obeid is sentenced to life in prison for having shot Eric Boloko at point-blank range with live ammunition on Sunday, February 25,” in Mbandaka, a registry official at the military tribunal in the northwestern city told AFP. “This trigger-happy policeman shot the young man as he was peacefully going home (after a demonstration). I hopeRead More
Seven suspects accused of killing five South African policemen were shot dead by officers late on Friday in a bloody gunfight outside a church, according to investigators.Read More
Zimbabwean police said Friday they had shot two people dead and injured four others during a confrontation in the capital Harare over a ban on commuter minibuses in the city centre.Read More
The new freezers at Somalia's only forensic laboratory can store thousands of DNA samples, although for now there are just five.Read More
Garowe (Somalia) (AFP) The new freezers at Somalia’s only forensic laboratory can store thousands of DNA samples, although for now there are just five. The big hope is that they could be the start of a revolution in how the troubled Horn of Africa country tackles its widespread sexual violence — provided some daunting hurdles are overcome. The first sample arrived at the start of the year taken on a cotton swab from the underwear of a woman, a rape victim from the village of Galdogob. It was wrapped inRead More