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Soldiers with the Afghan National Army at an outpost in Momand Valley. (Photo: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)
Investigation
8 Mar 18
Access to benefits is a key incentive to undertake perilous military service.
Village elders gather for a weekly meeting called a shura to discuss issues of local governance. (Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
27 Nov 17
Paramilitary groups say they need heavy weaponry to defeat insurgents.
31 Jul 17
The Taleban and other groups find it easy to exploit vulnerable minors
Nigeria police kit purchased in Gombe. (Photo: Nura Faggo)
Investigation
15 Sep 16
The force is failing to equip its ranks with even regulation materials.
Osaze Asagbanya says he was badly beaten by police. (Photo: Chinedu Ekeja)
Investigation
12 Sep 16
Police forces arbitrarily arrest and extort money from ordinary citizens.
Afghan National Police cadet during target practice at the shooting range of the Kabul Police Academy. (Photo: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
19 Aug 16
Numbers of female officers have grown, despite social prejudice.
Afghan women undergo training at the Afghan Police Academy. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
9 Jun 16
Ongoing violence and social prejudice has led to a severe deficit of policewomen.
13 Nov 15
Drivers say officers harass them and extort money, instead of making the roads safer.
2 Nov 15
Under mysterious circumstances, convicts make easy escape, but most end up dead.
Police advance on demonstrators in Mingechevir. August 22, 2015. (Photo: Islam Shihkali)
27 Aug 15
Outburst of popular anger follows death of suspect shortly after he was taken in at a police station.

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