Namibia

Get your court paperwork in order, Namibian judges warn magistrates

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Magistrates in Namibia have been rebuked by the high court over their failure to follow proper procedures for automatic review: for example, within a week of delivering sentence, magistrates are supposed to send copies of their matters to the high court for judges to certify the proceedings were in accordance with justice. Many do not, and delay in forwarding their records.

UK court hands "Africa's last colony" an unexpected win

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At opposite ends of Africa, the disputed future of Western Sahara was a major issue this week. Way down, almost at the bottom of the continent, South Africa and Namibia jointly hosted a meeting of Southern African Development Community members. Among the guests was a delegation from Polisario, the organization that claims to represent the people of Western Sahara or, as it is sometimes called, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.

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