September 19, 2018


What needs to be done to lift the continent from the present democratic doldrums, and how can the present challenges be overcome to ensure genuine democracy, constitutionalism and the rule of law become a living reality in Africa! Legal scholars, judges and legal practitioners from Africa as well as international scholars converged in Stellenbosch, South Africa to share their insights and experiences. Chief Justices Mogoeng Mogoeng (South Africa) and David Maraga (Kenya) graced the event. more…

September 4, 2018


Experts on administrative justice from various countries within eastern and southern Africa converged in Gaborone, Botswana to exchange ideas, knowledge and experiences in a bid to chart a way forward on how to institute fair, effective and independent administrative justice system in the aforementioned regions and the continent as a whole. more…

August 27, 2018

International Criminal Justice in Africa Report, 2017

The 5th edition of our International Criminal Justice in Africa is now out. more…

July 27, 2018

The Fight against Sexual and Gender-based violence in Eastern and Southern Africa

A database of actors addressing sexual and gender-based violence in Eastern and Southern Africa was launched on 26th July 2018 at Strathmore University. It serves as a comprehensive database of stakeholders in the region that inter alia, seeks to bring stakeholders together to create synergies necessary for more efficient deliveries in the fight against Sexual & Gender Based Violence. For more, visit - more…

July 25, 2018


National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) are or should be uniquely placed to play a bridging role between stakeholders and promote transparent, participatory and inclusive national processes of implementation and monitoring. Effective NHRIs play an important role in advancing the human rights agenda, good governance and sustainable development. To contribute to this discourse, KAS Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa hosted for the 1st ever workshop for CEOs of NHRIs in the SADC region. more…

July 2, 2018


Legal scholars, women rights activists, professionals and researchers from Southern and Eastern Africa convened in Malawi to exchange experiences and expertise in the field of women’s economic rights and empowerment under the theme 'Rule of Law and Inclusive Development in Africa'. They deliberated on inter alia gender equality and participation in trading and extraction of natural resources, social protection systems, female inheritance and access to ownership and control over property rights more…

June 20, 2018

Migration Crises: What to do?

Migration has evolved into an important and complex task for policymakers in Africa, Europe and elsewhere. This development has shifted the focus of the inner-African as well as the AU-EU dialogue towards management of migration. To contribute to this discourse, KAS in cooperation with PALU hosted a conference on Regional Management of Migration and Refugee Protection within Africa and into Europe in Arusha, Tanzania on 13th and 14th June 2018. more…

June 5, 2018
Dr. Schuler at Strathmore University

Dr. Klaus Schüler visiting the Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa

On the occasion of his participation at the E-lection Bridge in Uganda from 21st to 25th of May 2018, Dr. Klaus Schüler, General Manager of the CDU (Christian Democratic Union of Germany), visited the Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in Nairobi, Kenya. In an extensive conversation with Dr. Arne Wulff, Director of the Rule of Law Program, Dr. Schüler obtained information about the activities of the Program, which operates all over Sub-Saharan Africa.

May 17, 2018

False information about KAS-scholarships

Attention, Internet Fraud!

Currently there are circulating on the internet various offers of services for obtaining scholarships from the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, often at considerable costs. Some websites are using the logo of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation without authorization. If you are interested in the scholarship program, please only use the official website. more…

March 21, 2018

Is this the moment: African leaders sign largest trade treaty

African leaders have signed the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) treaty to create the world’s largest single market. Of the 55 AU member states, 44 signed the agreement establishing the CTFA; 43 signed the Kigali Declaration launching the CFTA and 27 signed the Protocol on Free Movement of Persons and the African Passport which allows for free movement, right to live and establish a business anywhere in Africa. The trade deal will come into force after 22 countries have ratified it.