Police Brutality

Young people during protests in Lagos, Nigeria, October 17, 2020, over alleged police brutality.

Police Brutality Protests in Nigeria Offered Prospect for “Church to guide youths”: Bishop

Nov 14, 2020

Peaceful protests against police brutality in Nigeria presented an opportunity for the Catholic Church in the West African nation to guide young people on their quest for a better society, a Catholic Bishops has said in a statement.

Candlelight procession held for victims of SARS protest across Nigeria.

These are Nigeria’s “difficult but defining moments,” Prelate Says amid Growing Protests

Oct 22, 2020

After testimonies of excessive use of force against protesters in Nigeria emerged, including reports of at least a dozen deaths and renewed demonstrations in various cities of Africa’s most populous nation, a Catholic Archbishop has described the country’s situation as “difficult” but presenting an opportunity for a transition.

Youths Across Nigerian protesting against the alleged brutality and extra-judicial killings by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

Protests Against Police Brutality in Nigeria "step in the right direction," Prelate Says

Oct 15, 2020

The ongoing protests against police brutality in Nigeria has attracted support from individuals and bodies in Africa’s most populous country, one latest support coming from a Catholic Prelate who terms the nationwide demonstrations "a step in the right direction." 

Members of the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU).

Uganda’s Religious Leaders Decry Unequal Media Access, Police Brutality Ahead of 2021 Poll

Aug 25, 2020

Religious leaders in Uganda have expressed their concerns about unequal access to the media and police brutality as the country prepares for elections early next year.

Police force ferry passengers to lie down after firing tear gas and detaining them in Mombasa, Kenya. / AFP

“Brutal acts add injury to people already vulnerable”: Bishops to Kenyan Police Officers

Mar 31, 2020

The brutality meted out on a section of Kenyans by police officers in their bid to enforce the dawn-to-dusk curfew put in place by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19 has caught the attention of Catholic Bishops who, while condemning the Friday, March 27 episodes, have called on security officers to act with a human face, respecting the dignity of persons.

Kenyan journalist, Laban Odhiambo Walloga during protest in Kenya / Nairobinews

Kenya’s Media Regulator Condemns Police Brutality against Journalists in the Line of Duty

Jan 14, 2020

A Kenyan institution in charge of regulating media conduct and freedom has decried increasing police brutality meted out to journalists, saying the attacks set a “dangerous trend in the country.”