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”