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Judicial independence - at its core - is focused on the separation of powers concept which shapes the way the U.S. government functions. At its foundation is a judiciary that can act independently of the influences of the other branches of government. Judicial Independence in Africa takes a look at a few countries in Africa and observes how their constitutions also look to the idea of separation of powers for guidance. Nevertheless, with democracy itself still taking shape in many African countries, it is crucial to guarantee that the judiciary be autonomous and free from outside intrusion. Judicial Independence in Africa sets out in search of how to do that by looking at the judiciaries of Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Ghana and comparing them with the other judiciaries of the world such as the U.S. and Germany. Finally, this text presents some possible solutions to ensure that judicial independence flourishes in Africa.
- Edgar Diaz-Niesta