Why justice in Africa is slow and unfair

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Raymond Asante

 

It is a little past 11.00 am and the courtroom is silent. The accused, the defense attorney, the state prosecutor and even the judge who is supposed to be trying the case of the State are absent. In fact almost all the courts turn out to be empty. A clue to the mystery may lie in the smell of fried chicken wafting along the airy corridors of most high courts in my country Ghana which manages to get through less than half of the cases put before it each year, leading to an ever increasing backlog. Continue reading “Why justice in Africa is slow and unfair”

Observations of an Expat: Minced Meat in Hamburg

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Tom Arms

 

Stability. Order. Security. That is what these big multinational summits are meant to project. They are designed to reassure the lower orders (that’s you, me and a few billion others), that Planet Earth is in safe hands as it hurtles around the sun at 66,000 miles per hour. Continue reading “Observations of an Expat: Minced Meat in Hamburg”

Observations of an Expat: ANC dominance in trouble in South Africa

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Tom Arms

ANC dominance of South Africa looks set to begin to end on the 3rd of August. And that will be a good thing.

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Inga dams: DRC and South Africa hope to speed up project

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Darell Maurice

The Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa have reaffirmed their commitment to accelerate the planned extension of the hydroelectric Inga dams on the Congo River that could provide power to the whole of Africa.

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ICGLR MINI SUMMIT AND CLASHES BETWEEN MILITARY AND REBEL GROUPS IN DR CONGO

 

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Sylvain Muyali

The Democratic Republic of the Congo along with other countries in the eastern part of central Africa most affected by war, all fall under the terms of reference of the Great Lakes Region (DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda). On August 14th 2014 a mini summit of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) was held in Luanda, the capital city of Angola, to review the implementation of peace plans in DR Congo and Central African Republic.

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