Eye on Africa

Police brutality in Africa: Concern grows over violent security forces

EYE ON AFRICA
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In this edition we hear from the director of International Alert's Africa Programme, Cindy Chungong, about the heavy-handed response by security forces on the continent. In Kenya, a policeman enforcing the country's coronavirus curfew was recently charged with murdering a 13-year-old boy. Also, South Africa is bracing for its deepest economic slump in almost a century. The economy is expected to contract by over 7 percent. And Gabon decriminalises same-sex relations, but homosexuality remains illegal in dozens of other African countries.