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Zambia’s proposed constitutional amendments: Sowing the seeds of crisis?

The Zambian government is pursuing a constitutional reform process that has lacked inclusivity and popular engagement. The proposed constitutional reforms would, inter alia, alter state-religion relations and enhance the powers of the executive vis-a-vis the legislature, courts, independent institutions, and provinces. In combination, the reform initiative sets a dangerous precedent and could exacerbate, rather than solve, the ongoing political crisis – writes Professor Cephas Lumina.

A Critical Approach to International Legal Education in Africa: Some Pivotal Considerations

The study of international law in Africa, particularly as it translates to pedagogy, remains stubbornly anchored to a Eurocentric worldview. Many universities across the continent still use textbooks and materials that place Eurocentric canons and notions at the heart of the theory and praxis of international law.

Senegal and its national political dialogue in a time of inclusive democracy

Introduction

President Macky Sall began his second presidential term with a call for political dialogue, which he launched on 28 May 2019. The purpose of this dialogue is to deal with the political crisis that followed his victory in the controversial elections of February 2019 and to build consensus on the main problems facing Senegal.

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