Legal Pluralism in Africa: Challenges, Conflicts and Adaptation in a Global Village

Rhoda Asikia Ige


Legal Pluralism in Africa came into being as a result of colonialism, which has impacted all areas of human endeavour. However, the amalgamation of foreign laws with indigenous laws often elicits opportunities for challenges and conflicts in interpretation and enforcement of the laws in many African societies. The paper’s focus is limited to British Africa and with a particular reference to Nigeria; the paper will consider the inherent deficiencies in legal pluralism; and it will examine its ‘success’ in a global village which tries to see law as a unifying tool.

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