Since April 2018 the Africa Legal team has worked to establish links between the legal communities of Africa’s 54 countries.
By introducing the people who practise law and telling their stories, our goal remains shining a light on common ground and reflecting shared challenges.
The thread running through all we do is to support the work of lawyers building economies, upholding justice and fighting for democracy.
At this time of reflection and review we can tell our supporters that we now have nine journalists spread across east, west and southern Africa. Combined, these nine writers have more than 100 years of experience – most of it covering law in Africa. This year they produced 220 articles for the Africa Legal platform.
What has enabled us to establish our pan-Africa network is the wonderful “monster” of social media. Here our campaigns reached 10 million people – introducing them to colleagues doing similar work in other nations. Our website now has 100,000 visitors actively looking for our articles and campaigns.
However, we are nothing without our supporters. For this we must thank the likes of Hogan Lovells, Mayer Brown, Aelex, Manokore Attorneys, Barbri International, Thomson Reuters, Webber Wentzel, AFGRI, Bytelex, Rupert Candy Attorneys and Miranda & Associados.
We share our values and our passion for law and Africa with our partners which include the University of Cape Town’s Law@work programme, the Investing in African Mining Indaba, the Legal Innovation and Tech Fest, the African Legal Awards, and the British Nigeria Law Forum (BNLF).
We would also like to acknowledge the team working for our charity partner, Save the Children, who do so much for the children of Africa.
And now, for a look at our top read stories for the year in no specific order:
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