John Campbell

Africa in Transition

Campbell tracks political and security developments across sub-Saharan Africa.

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An Independent Judiciary and the Rule of Law in Africa

by John Campbell
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (C) is escorted upon arrival for a special Parliamentary session at Parliament Building in the capital Nairobi, October 6, 2014. (Reuters/PSCU)

Geoff Hill writes in a credible Daily Maverick (South Africa) op-ed that people across Africa want the rule of law, and they are demanding it more and more, often from their local judiciaries. But Africans at the same time remain critical, for good reason, of the behavior of judges. Read more »