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America’s lessons for African dictators

COMMENT: Trump’s attacks on democracy grab the headlines, but the real story is one of democratic resilience

Can our police be trusted with their weapons?

COMMENT: Excessive force and lack of accountability characterise South Africa’s police force

GBV stats show our priorities

What chance do we have of tackling the deeper psychological and societal problems that drive violence against women if we cannot even do the basics?

Vigorous policing of petty crime during the pandemic suggests a Pyrrhic defeat

The ideological aims of the criminal justice system in dysfunctional societies, like South Africa, is to indirectly legitimise the inequitable economic system

Police respond to rural water protests with bullets

The coronavirus has hit the Eastern Cape hard, but many rural areas in the province still have no clean water for hand washing, forcing residents to break lockdown regulations to protest

Cartoon: Carlos on respect for the law

It appears that those tasked with enforcing the law don't know it.

We were arrested in Uganda while protesting for black lives

White supremacy must be held to account if systemic anti-blackness is to be rooted out of society

Speaking out against D’banj

After accusing the Afrobeats superstar of rape, Seyitan Babatayo was arrested

Audacious Zambian protesters outsmart the police

Tired of being arrested and beaten up at protests, young activists tried something different and it worked

Nine months later and still no suspects in Eastern Cape village rape and murder case

Aviwe Wellem’s violent death shook a village in the Eastern Cape, but the DNA results are still not back and no one has been arrested.

Why violence is a hallmark of Kenyan policing. And what needs to change

Kenya has a long history of policing with excessive force, often resulting in unnecessary deaths. Recently at least six people died from police violence...

Images of black death satisfy disturbing desires and purposes

The protests sweeping the United States after the latest police killing of a black man again speak to the ability of images to evoke powerful emotional responses

Khosa family: Crucial witnesses not interviewed by defence force and police unit

In court papers, the family says the investigations into the death of Collins Khosa are neither impartial nor effective

Mapisa-Nqakula: Investigation into Khosa’s death almost complete

The defence minister said allegations in court papers that she had violated people’s rights had no basis in law

An end to police and army brutality is still urgent – Khosa family

The family of Collins Khosa, who died after police and army personnel assaulted him, says the easing of the lockdown does not spell the end of police abuse of power

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