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July 25, 2018

REGIONAL WORKSHOP FOR HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS IN THE SADC REGION

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

REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON RULE OF LAW AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

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.

March 1, 2018

High Court in South Africa declares President Zuma acted unlawfully in dismanting the SADC Tribunal

The High Court in Pretoria ruled that Former President Jacob Zuma acted unlawfully, irrationally and unconstitutionally when he supported and took part in a resolution suspending the operations of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal. more…

February 28, 2018

Stakeholders' Workshop on the Independence of the Judiciary in Africa

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung under the aegis of its Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa convened a Stakeholders Workshop on the Independence of the Judiciary in Africa in Arusha, Tanzania from 21st to 24th February 2018. The Workshop brought together judges, representatives of national, regional and continental Bar Associations, representatives of the African Union, academia, non-governmental organisations and civil society groups from Africa. Highlights @ https://youtu.be/q2lA0gBwLk8 more…

December 15, 2017

SUPPORTING THE RULE OF LAW IN AFRICA

A highlight of the first decade of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung's Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa (2006 -2016). more…

December 4, 2017
Dr. Franceschi sharing his thoughts

HAKI NA SHERIA BREAKFAST MEETING

The latest Haki na Sheria breakfast meeting held on 4th December 2017 in Nairobi was addressed by Dr. Luis Franceschi, Dean, Strathmore Law School on the topic 'Decoding Kenya's Constitutional and Democratic Challenges'. This is a continuous dialogue forum where topical issues pertinent to the rule of law in Kenya and Africa in general are deliberated upon.