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Along The Watchtower

The way to regain public trust

THERE was a time in the not-too-distant past when the people’s trust in our police force was unshakeable. The mere presence of the “mata-mata” evoked fear among crooks.For a few decades after independence, there was no doubting the people’s confidence in the police. Above its vital role in maintaining order, the commitment of the police to uphold the rule of law was unquestioned.


Bodies of children and others found in Libyan town after LNA retreat, Red Crescent says

TUNIS (Reuters) - Bodies of children were among those found in the Libyan town of Tarhouna after eastern-based forces and their local allies withdrew this month, Red Crescent and Tripoli government officials said on Tuesday.


U.N. decries reported mass graves found in Libya town after LNA retreat

TUNIS (Reuters) - The United Nations mission in Libya said on Thursday it was horrified by the reported discovery of mass graves in the town of Tarhouna after the internationally recognised government recaptured it from eastern-based forces.


Men in military fatigues kill at least 20 Malian villagers

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Armed men dressed in military fatigues attacked a village of Fulani herders in central Mali, killing at least 20 people, a local government official and a Fulani association said on Saturday.


First major city in Brazil declares lockdown as virus spreads

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's São Luis became the nation's first major city to begin a coronavirus "lockdown" on Tuesday, a measure that underscores widespread fears that health services across Brazil could soon collapse under the pressure of the coronavirus pandemic.