Kenya's appeals court rejects disputed bid to change the country's constitution, we discuss the security situation in the Sahel region after multiple deadly attacks in recent weeks and we meet the disabled DR Congo musicians planning a comeback and a court case.
23 May 2021
Voters deciding on who will draft Chile's new constitution have widely rejected the country's ruling coalition in favor of independent and leftist candidates. A new constitution was a key demand of the 2019 protests.
7 Mar 2020
The "federal character" is a principle, which was enshrined in Nigeria's Constitution since 1979 to ensure that appointments to public service institutions fairly reflect the linguistic, ethnic, religious, and geographic diversity of the country. As it is, it seems to be missing in our federation. The multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, takes an analytical look at this issue in the latest installment of Inside Stuff.
21 May 2019
Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s lawyers tell a court that the prosecuting authority is guilty of a serious breach of the constitution, and therefore the judges should grant his application to stop his corruption prosecution.
29 Oct 2018
Voters will be asked to decide whether blasphemy laws should be removed from the Irish constitution. Blasphemy is still considered a serious crime that carries heavy penalties – although no one has actually been convicted for the offense.
14 Aug 2018
Cubans are about to begin debate on a draft constitution in a series of public forums, which will present their conclusions to lawmakers. The draft builds upon changes to the Cuban economy since 2010 and paves the way to recognizing a private sector.
26 Jul 2018
A bill seeking an amendment to the Nigerian Constitution to accommodate state and community policing was read for the second time at the House of Representatives on Tuesday.
15 Jun 2018
Nigerian Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has called for the amendment of section 42 of the 1999 constitution to enable the increment of women in politics.
27 Sep 2017
Lawmaker insists restructuring proponents must be guided by the constitution.
31 Jul 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping told the military on Sunday to transform itself into an elite force, as he oversaw a parade with flybys of advanced jets and a mass rally of troops to mark 90 years since the founding of the People's Liberation Army.
31 Jul 2017
Nigeria's National assembly has concluded the first leg of the amendment process on the 1999 Constitution.
16 Jul 2017
Constitution amendment - NASS joint committees hold retreat in Lagos.