Africa

Instruments of the African Union and African Commission on Human and People's Rights relevant to access to information

Country specific access to information legislation

Angola - Law on Access to Administrative Documents (Portuguese)

Ethiopia - Freedom of the Mass Media and Access to Information Proclamation No 590/2008

Guinea - Organic Law on the Right of Access to Public Information, 2010

LiberiaFreedom of Information Act, 2010

Niger - Law on Access to Public Information and Administrative Documents, 2011

Nigeria - Freedom of Information Law, 2011

Tunisia - Decree No. 2011-41 from 26 May 2011 on Access to Administrative Documents of Public Authorities, 2011 (French)

Uganda - Access to Information Act, 2005

Zimbabwe - Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2002

Constitutions that recognise the right to information

Burkino Faso, 1991, Article 8 (French)

Democratic Republic of Congo, 2006, Article 24 (French)

Ethiopia, 1994, Article 29

Ghana, 1992, Article 21

Guinea Bissau, 1996, Article 34 (Portuguese)

Kenya, 2010, Article 35

Madagascar, 1992, Article 11

Malawi, 1994, Article 37

Morocco, 2011 (French)

Mozambique, 1990, Article 74 (Portuguese) (unofficial English version)

Senegal, 2001, Article 8 (French)

Seychelles, 1993, Article 28

Tanzania 1977, Article 18

Uganda, 1995, Article 41

Zimbabwe, 1980 (as amended 2007) Article 20

Jurisprudence

Kenya - Kariuki v. Attorney General, High Court of Kenya, Petition no. 403 of 2006

Kenya - Republic v John Kiptorus Chemweno and David Barasa Makali, Magistrates Court. 2003

Uganda - Charles Mwanguhya Mpagi and Izama Angelo v. Attorney General, Chief Magistrate’s Court of Nakawa at Nakawa, Case number 751of 2009

Uganda - Greenwatch (U) Ltd v. Attorney General of Uganda and Uganda Electricity Transmission Co.Ltd, High Court of Uganda at Kampala, Case number HCT-00-CV-MC-0139 of 2001