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Judicial independence in Africa, while still flawed, has increased over the past few years, and some countries are progressing better than others in this direction.

Only two countries in Africa, namely Botswana, and South Africa, were given a score of 100 in Global Integrity Africa’s 2020 indicators, with Namibia and Tunisia close behind with scores of 75.

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Jennigay Coetzer

Jennigay Coetzer is the Africa correspondent for Law.com International. She writes about lawyers and legal issues in South Africa and across the continent. Her coverage includes the business of law, global and domestic law firms, in-house legal departments and regulatory issues. She can be reached at [email protected]

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