Al-Bashir: what the law says about South Africa’s duties

John Paul Ongeso, Strathmore University The South African government displayed an indefensible derogation of its international and domestic legal obligations when it failed to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during the African Union summit in Johannesburg and ignored a High Court order prohibiting his departure. The move has rightly sparked an outcry. The International Criminal …

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Africa needs IP protection to build knowledge economies

By Paul Boateng [Republished under a Creative Commons license from SciDev.Net.] The next generation of African entrepreneurs and scientists need support to protect their ideas, says Lord Boateng. Despite Africa’s strong economic growth and improving status as a competitive place to do business, the continent has an underwhelming record on creating and protecting intellectual property …

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