Africa's rich indigenous justice traditions, focused on repairing the community harm caused by crime, have been revived to complement and in some cases to replace Western-based criminal justice systems
Community service, often incorporating mediation and other restorative processes, has been adopted nationally as an alternative to imprisonment
South Africa's transition from apartheid government, Rwanda's response to genocide, and other counties' efforts to build peace after civil war have featured restorative thinking and programmes
These short articles featuring developments within the African region first appeared in the monthly edition of Restorative Justice Online.
These documents discuss restorative justice in Africa. They appear in the order in which they were added to the site with the most recent appearing first.
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