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Conference on the Implementation of Modern African Constitutions

This conference organized by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung under the auspices of its Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa, in collaboration with the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa, sought to provide a better understanding of the challenges to constitutional implementation in Africa so as to draw attention to the causes of regression in constitutionalism and endeavour to suggest solutions to the same. more…

Event Reports | June 30, 2016

It is life imprisonment for Chad’s Former President Hissène Habré

The trial of the former Chadian president Hissène Habré which began on 20th July 2015 before the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal came to an end on 30th May 2016with a guilty verdict against the former dictator and military ruler for crimes against humanity, war crimes as well as torture. He was subsequently sentenced to life imprisonment. more…

June 2, 2016

Focus on Africa

Nigeria: Chibok girl rescued; South Africa: Prosecutor to appeal court order to reinstate corruption charges against Jacob Zuma; DRC: Political crisis deepens; Burundi: Peace talks held in Tanzania more…

May 24, 2016

Focus on Africa

Ban on live media coverage of opposition protests in Uganda; Kenya to close all refugee camps and South African President in trouble of corruption more…

May 10, 2016


It is apparent that states should strengthen their criminal justice systems to combat this phenomenon. It should be a major objective to increase law enforcement responses to wildlife crimes. Additionally, policies should be put in place to ensure that wildlife is protected through recruiting, training and equipping rangers to perform their duties adequately...Nonetheless, good laws alone without enforcement will not help us fight this menace…over to you all enforcers; play your part and only then shall the rule of law be respected and strengthened. more…

May 5, 2016