Citing outdated colonial attitudes, Zambia's Con Court dumps laws on chiefs

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Is it possible for the institution of chieftaincy and its associated traditions to fit comfortably under a system of democratic constitutionalism? Many African countries are working out how the two can coexist. One of the most recent examples comes from Zambia where three judges of the constitutional court have just had to resolve something of a conundrum.

Zambia's human rights defender, Laura Miti, awarded Scottish university fellowship

Photo left to right, Konstantin Baranov, Scottish Minister Christina McKelvie, Laura Miti


The fellowships awarded to Laura Miti and Konstantin Baranov are the result of a partnership between the Scottish government and the University of Dundee. They are also supported by Front Line Defenders and Amnesty International.


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