Africa Senegal West Africa World 

At least 9 killed in violent protests over the jailing of Senegal’s Sonko

At least nine people were killed in clashes between riot police and supporters of Senegal’s opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko on Thursday. Protests erupted after Sonko was jailed by a court for “corrupting young people” which consists of poaching or encouraging the debauchery of a young person under the age of 21. The opposition figure has been facing trial on charges of rape,… Read More
Africa Nigeria News and Headlines West Africa World 

Nigeria: Court rules against barring unmarried pregnant police officers

A Nigerian court has struck out a police regulation that bars unmarried female officers from getting pregnant. A judge ruled that the regulation, which calls for the dismissal of any unmarried officer who gets pregnant, was “discriminatory, illegal, null and void”. Last year a federal high court upheld the police force’s decision to sack an unmarried officer who fell pregnant… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Ugandan prophet charged with assault for whipping worshippers

– – Police have arrested and charged a self-styled Ugandan prophet with assault, common assault, and trafficking in persons after he was filmed whipping his church members. Prophet Kintu Dennis of Hoima Empowerment Church International was seen in the viral online video whipping worshippers. The 42-year-old was quickly arrested along with four other members of the church following complaints about… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Decomposing bodies of lovers who migrated from Netherlands retrieved

– – Police in Ghana are investigating a bizarre incident in which the decomposing bodies of a couple who migrated from the Netherlands were retrieved. The police the country’s Ashanti Region uncovered that the man tried to  keep his wife’s dead body in their flat for several months. His  body has  also  been discovered by police in the family’s bathroom,… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Chaos as police fire tear gas at protesters

– – Police in Ghana’s capital Accra have clashed with demonstrators who went unto the streets over alleged corruption and economic hardship. The police fired tear gas and used water canons to disperse the protesters during the scuffle on Tuesday. The chaos follows a stand off between the organizers of the demonstration tagged “Arise Ghana” and the police over the… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Police in Ghana shoot into student protesters

– – Over 20 students of the Islamic Senior High School in Ghana’s Ashanti Region are receiving treatment in a hospital after police fired shots during a protest. The police also fired tear gas to disperse the students who were demonstrating to draw attention to road accidents around the school. The students are said to have blocked the road in… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s police chief accuses UK envoy of interference

– – Ghana’s Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akuffo Dampare, has accused the British High Commissioner to Ghana of interfering in the country’s security matters. It follows the High Commissioner’s tweet over the arrest of a social activist and one of the conveners of the #FixTheCountry movement, Oliver Barker-Vormawor, over a motor offence. In a four-page letter addressed… Read More
Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

Why South Africa is a very violent country

– – Latest statistics in South Africa showed a very worrying trend of a surge in crime rates, with officials describing the country as very violent. According to the police, murder cases had increased by almost 21% this year when compared to the same period last year. When it came to sexual violence, 10,000 people were raped in the three… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Police probe Shatta Wale over gun attack claims

– – Police in Ghana on Monday night said they had mounted a search for celebrated dancehall artiste Shatta Wale following reports that he had been shot by unknown gunmen. Personal Assistant to the musician Nana Dope had told some media outlets that the artiste was receiving treatment at an emergency unit of a health facility in Accra after been shot… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Police kill robbers behind UK-based journalist’s death

– – Police in Ghana have killed two suspected armed robbers believed to have played a role in the death of a UK-based journalist last week. The journalist, Syed Taalay Ahmad Sahib who works with London-based MTA Television Channel was killed by armed robbers on a highway in Ghana. Syed Taalay and his colleague, Umaru Abdul Hakim were attacked by… Read More