Administration of Justice


The Afrobarometer is an independent, nonpartisan research project measuring the social, political and economic attitudes of citizens of more than a dozen Sub-Saharan countries. Users of the Afrobarometer online analysis tool may analyze the results of surveys interactively, browse the question index and produce graphics.

Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia

This site contains the yearly national statistics from 2003-2006. They contain the country's social, economic, and demographic statistics obtained from surveys and various other administrative records.

Central Statistics Office of Mauritius

The official organization tasked with the compilation, analysis and publication of statistics of the economic and social activities, including crime.

National Statistical Office of Malawi

This site contains statistics covering including economy, demography, transport and living situation. In English.

Statistics Sierra Leone Compendium: Annual Statistical Digest 2005/06

This report contains numerous measures including population statistics and notably public order. In English.

The Republic of Botswana: Central Statistics Office

A government sponsored Website which includes statistics on agriculture, demographics, education, environment, health, household surveys, industry, labor, national accounts, population and housing census, prices, trade and transport. In English.

Corruption & Fraud

The East African Bribery Index
The East African Bribery Index is an annual index conducted across five regional countries to measure bribery as experienced by the respondents while seeking services both in the public and private sectors. The partners involved in the survey are the Transparency International national chapters in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda and the Concern for Development Initiatives In Africa (ForDia) in Tanzania and ABUCO, a consumer rights organisation in Burundi.

Human Rights

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices are submitted annually by the U.S. Department of State to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. Reports are available from 1999 - 2009.

Human Trafficking

Measures to combat trafficking in humans beings in Benin, Nigeria, and Togo- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

This report published in 2006 offers data analysis and recommendations and contains chapters titled: defining the problem and its causes; research instruments, methodology and samples; the nature of trafficking human beings in Benin, Nigeria and Togo; legislative responses; government, NGOs, and international responses to trafficking; cooperation between countries; challenges and recommendations for improvements and best practices; and conclusions and recommendations.

Organized & Transnational Crime

Assessment of Organized Crime in West Africa - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Organized crime groups in West Africa have developed large-scale trafficking activities and have been identified among the most prominent actors in importing Asian heroin into the U.S. and Europe. In recent years, West African drug trafficking organizations have increasingly diversified into other forms of criminal activities, such as theft and distribution of stolen property, smuggling of contraband goods and counterfeited credit cards, money laundering, and trafficking in women and children.This project addresses the phenomenon of organized crime groups active in selected countries of the West African region (Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone) and their transnational dimension. The analysis of the information and data on these groups will also provide a sound basis for the identification of the most appropriate control measures to combat and prevent organized crime.

Organized Crime in Southern Africa - First Annual Report - ISS

"This report comprises the research findings of the first year of data collection (2008) for the EROC project. It looks at selected organised criminal activities and observed levels of prevalence in 12 southern African countries. Research questions, methodologies, limitations and ethical considerations are discussed in detail. Due to the lack of statistical and quantitative data, the report relies mostly on qualitative methodologies. Representatives of law enforcement agencies, government departments and para-statals, civil society, business and professional associations, academics, prisoners, former gang members and members of the broader communities whose lives have been affected by organised crime, were consulted in one-on-one interviews, focus groups, observations and workshops."

Research & Statistics

African Statistical Yearbook - African Development Bank Group

This series presents time series showing how African countries performed on several economic and social thematic areas.