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The case against Nomgcobo Jiba

The case against Nomgcobo Jiba

South Africa: a time to worry Yet another controversial appointment deepens doubts about the president’s commitment to the rule of law By Rian Malan Spare a thought for South African journalists,...

Curbing corruption

Curbing corruption

Nigeria: delays and distractions The new president has vowed to fight graft, but will his judicial reforms work? By Ini Ekott One of Nigeria’s most dramatic episodes of judicial corruption happened...

Spoils of war

Côte d’Ivoire: war crimes and elections Victor’s justice is unavoidable in post-election conflict By Brian Klaas Elections should bring peace, not war. But for the last 15 years, whenever voters in...

Countering the chill

Countering the chill

Southern Africa: defamation and insult Though still on the books, laws to silence dissent are fading into disfavour By Micah Reddy Defamation and insult laws remain on the books in many countries,...