Africa East Africa World 

Kenya’s outspoken Chief Justice David Maraga retires

– – Outspoken Kenyan Chief Justice David Maraga has retired from office effective Friday, December 11, 2020. He became popular after presiding over the annulment of the 2017 presidential election in Kenya. Justice Maraga is the country’s 14th Chief Justice and took office in October 2016. He has been praised for restoring faith in the independence of the judiciary since assuming office. Justice Maraga, 69, graduated as a lawyer from the University of Nairobi, before going into private practice. – – He was appointed a judge in 2003 and rose…

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Africa North Africa Sudan World 

Sudan appoints first female chief justice

Sudan’s Sovereign council has announced the appointment of the country’s first female chief justice. Supreme Court judge Neemat Abdulllah was picked to occupy the highest position in the Judiciary. She will be heading the country’s judicial system and overseeing the overhaul of the justice system. The appointment by the Sovereign Council, which is made up of civilian and military officials tells of the emerging reforms taking place in the north African nation. Many consider the move significant in dealing with issues of gender inequality in Sudan. The 11-member Sovereign Council…

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