Police and Non-state actors in 12 countries

19/02/2015 @ 16:36
par James Cohen

Dear all,

I am looking for information on the structure of police/gendarmerie or non-state actors which provide policing functions in the following countries:

  • Algeria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Egypt
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Tunisia
  • Yemen

Any and all information that can be provided is greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,


25/02/2015 @ 10:33
by Anicia Lala

Dear James,

For information on Nigeria check the work don by Cleen (http://www.cleen.org/). There is a recent publication on crime and public safety, but also lots of other material which you may find useful. 


25/02/2015 @ 18:17
by James Cohen

Cheers, thank you for that Anicia!

03/03/2015 @ 09:38
by Janine Rauch

Hi James

have a look at the APCOF website - the Africa Police Civilian Oversight Forum - http://www.apcof.org/country-data-links/ and you could also try the librarian at the MERL library which is part of the Centre for Criminology in Cape Town http://www.criminology.uct.ac.za/merl/ 

Good luck...


03/03/2015 @ 21:07
by James Cohen

Cheers, thank you very much for both of those Janine!