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10 December 2018

Counter-terrorism meeting addresses border security in East Africa

KAMPALA, Uganda ‒ A working group meeting has brought together representatives from multiple agencies in East Africa to focus on border control challenges in the fight against terrorism in the region.Co-hosted by the Uganda Police and funded by the INTERPOL Foundation for a Safer World, the three-day meeting (4-6 December) was attended by more than 40 off...
29 August 2018

Strengthening security in Southern Africa

GABORONE, Botswana – Botswana’s role on the frontline of law enforcement cooperation in Southern Africa was high on the agenda during the first official visit to the country by INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock.The INTERPOL Chief met with the Acting Commissioner of the Botswana Police Service (BPS), Tapudzani Pester Gabolekwe, and the Executive Secr...
12 March 2018

INTERPOL launches initiative to boost African security

I-ONE: INTERPOL’s operational network expansionLYON, France – Africa’s regional police leaders and Secretary General Jürgen Stock have launched an INTERPOL initiative to strengthen Africa’s global law enforcement role by improving its ability to share and receive police information.The I-ONE launch provided an opportunity for the four African regional pol...
20 September 2017

INTERPOL capacity building programme targets human trafficking and trans-border crime in West Africa and Sahel

LYON, France– Tackling human trafficking and strengthening borders in the West Africa – Sahel region was the focus of two INTERPOL training sessions in Mauritania and Senegal.The capacity building events (21 - 29 August 2017) aimed to provide frontline officers with the skills and knowledge required to more effectively curb human trafficking across the re...
25 April 2017

Alcohol tops list of EUR 230 million fake food and drink seizures in global operation

Nearly 26 million litres of fake alcohol has been seized in a  joint INTERPOL-Europol operation targeting fake food and drink around the world.In the sixth Operation Opson, which involved police, customs, national food regulatory authorities and partners from the private sector in  61 countries, counterfeit alcohol was the most seized product, f...
10 September 2016

Regional threats require a global response – INTERPOL Chief in Central Africa

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea – INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock has said that regional law enforcement cooperation in Central Africa is interconnected with security efforts across Africa and beyond.Speaking at a meeting of security ministers from countries of the Central African Police Chiefs Committee (CAPCCO) which was officially opened by Prime Min...
12 July 2016

1,500 police in operation targeting crime networks across Eastern and Southern Africa

KENYA/ZIMBABWE - An operation across Eastern and Southern Africa targeting transnational crimes including human, drug and arms trafficking, people smuggling, terrorism, car theft and environmental crime has resulted in nearly 4,500 arrests.To address the wide-ranging yet often interlinked types of crime across the region, some 1,500 officers were deployed...

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