A new movie exploring the impact of rogue law enforcement officers on Nigerian society and inspired by last year's anti-police brutality protests was premiered at one of Africa's foremost film festivals in Lagos. The movie, Collision Course, tells the story of a law enforcement officer struggling to make ends meet and an aspiring musician whose worlds collide.
In Tunisia, the death of a young man in a working-class neighbourhood during a police encounter on June 8 has sparked protests against police brutality. Human rights groups say the impunity that officers enjoy must end. Also, Ethiopia's PM Abiy Ahmed says regional elections will be peaceful but the main opposition parties are boycotting the poll. And hundreds of thousands of people who were forced from their homes after a volcanic eruption in Goma last month are struggling to get by.
The Lagos State judicial panel of inquiry on SARS-related matters has begun hearing the petition of Titi Egbaiyeyomi over the detention and alleged extra judicial killing of her son Taiwo by SARS officers in November 2006.
Police brutality: Family of Mishack Anyadike seeks intervention of Rivers judicial panel
6 Dec 2020
Today we look at the dramatic events since last Tuesday when France's lower house of parliament gave initial approval to a controversial security bill which would make it illegal in many cases, to ciruclate or publish images of police officers. The bill was heavily criticised by press freedom groups and the anger intensified when images surfaced of the police beating and racially abusing the music producer Michel Zecler, who is black.
1 Dec 2020
Victims of alleged police brutality seek N1billion compensation in Rivers
20 Oct 2020
Crowds took to the streets again in Nigeria's largest cities on Monday in protest against police brutality. Rights group Amnesty International said five people had died since the start of the weekend, bringing the death toll to 15 since demonstrations erupted earlier this month.
13 Oct 2020
The discussion is centered on the disbandment of the special anti-robbery squad by the IGP of the Nigerian Police Force.
14 Sep 2020
Hundreds of people march in Colombia's capital Bogota on Sunday to demand justice for victims of police brutality, after the recent death of Javier Ordonez while in custody sparked three nights of violent protests.
17 Aug 2020
Divine Umukoro says police slashed her tires, slapped her and threatened her for breaking Lagos state's curfew - and also declining to pay a bribe. She found help in a Nigerian non-profit firm that defends people like her from alleged police brutality during the country's coronavirus lockdown. Nneka Chile reports.