The African Policing and Civilian Oversight Forum is a network of African policing practitioners from state and non-state institutions. We promote democratic policing through strengthening civilian oversight over the police in Africa. APCOF undertakes research, provides technical support to state and non-state actors including civil society organisations, the police and new and emerging oversight bodies in Africa.

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Policing News

Kenya: Kenya moves forward with police reform

05 February 2015 

In January 2015 Kenya launched the independent Internal Affairs Unit (IAU), to investigate complaints against police officers. The...

Egypt: Police should be accountable for abuse in custody

03 February 2015 

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the Egyptian authorities to investigate allegations of police torturing the former Finance...

South Africa: Police accused of shooting a toddler

02 February 2015 

Once again South African public policing has been under scrutiny after the police allegedly shot a 4 year...

South Africa: Minister asks Parliament Portfolio Committee to remove head of the Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigations (DPCI)

29 January 2015 

South African Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko asked the Parliament Portfolio Committee, which is responsible for police oversight to...