24 Jun 2021
Mauritanian ex-leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was detained after failing to report to a judge. He faces corruption allegations from his time as president.
24 May 2021
NDLEA intercepts N8billion cocaine, arrests Brazilian based drug kingpin at Lagos airport, and seizes $24,500 offered as a bribe to compromise an investigation.
10 Apr 2021
Police in Goma, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, fire tear gas and arrest demonstrators calling for the departure of the UN's MONUSCO peacekeeping mission, who they accuse of having failed to stop civilian massacres.
20 Feb 2021
Pablo Hasel was meant to start jail time for a controversial conviction but the rapper and some supporters locked themselves in a university instead. Prosecutors took offense to the content of his tweets and song lyrics.
18 Feb 2021
The Rice Processors Association of Nigeria (RPAN) wants the government to empower law enforcement agencies to go to markets and shops to arrest anyone found with foreign rice. This is in a bid to discourage the smuggling of foreign rice into the country.
14 Feb 2021
Win Htein is a senior figure in the country's ousted ruling party. Meanwhile, the UN has urged the Myanmar military to "fully respect the rule of law."
29 Jan 2021
Gunmen kill LGA Chairman in Taraba, police arrest suspected killers
27 Jan 2021
US President Joe Biden has raised concerns over the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in his first phone call with Vladimir Putin. All G7 foreign ministers condemned Navalny's arrest as "politically motivated."
26 Jan 2021
Officers detain protesters at a demonstration in Moscow in support of prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. He called the demonstrations after he was detained returning to Russia from Germany where he had been recovering from being poisoned with a Soviet-designed nerve agent.
18 Jan 2021
Police kill two bandits, arrest thirty suspects, rescue nine kidnap victims in Zamfara
9 Jan 2021
Hundreds of demonstrators marched in Istanbul, despite a city ban on large gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic. Police have arrested 36 people since the protests began on Monday.
14 Dec 2020
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