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African Nationalists, Democrats and Fighters: finding room for compromise in SA’s metros By Nick Branson

South Africa's municipal elections will be the most competitive to date. The African National Congress (ANC) faces a challenge in four of the country’s eight metropolitan municipalities.
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Land, Law and Traditional Leadership in South Africa By Nick Branson

Land remains an emotive fault line in South Africa. This Briefing Note examines the ANC's record on land reform, outlines the winners and losers under the current dispensation, and offers a series of policy provocations.
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Kenya: Traditional Medicine and the Law by John Harrington

Professor John Harrington discusses how in Kenya after decades of repression, authorities are now actively seeking to modernise traditional medicine . He also highlights challenges in regulating and protecting intellectual property rights of those practising traditional medicine.
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Debt and corruption in Tanzania: a response By Sir Edward Clay

Sir Edward Clay, former British High Commissioner to Uganda and Kenya, penned a response to our previous blog "Debt and corruption in Tanzania"
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Whose Land Is It Anyway? The failure of land law reform in Kenya By Ambreenja Manji

Land is a “key fault line” in Kenya. Throughout East Africa land law reform has been pursued at the expense of substantive land reform. New laws have not been redistributive or transformative in a positive way.
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Duty of Care: Constitutional and law reform, in Malawi By Dr Janet Chikaya-Banda

The chief law reform at the Malawi Law Commission explains the importance of continuous, systematic law reform in young democracies and the role that it can play in upholding the credibility and effectiveness of the judiciary.
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How Rwanda judged its genocide by Phil Clark

While the full impact of the process will not be apparent for many years, gacaca community courts have delivered benefits to Rwandans in the spheres of justice, truth and reconciliation.