The editors of the African Disability Rights Yearbook (ADRY) are pleased to announce the publication of the eighth volume of the ADRY.

Section A of this volume features six articles by; Adetokunbo Johnson on the complex disabled woman in Nigeria’s legal and human rights framework; Tafadzwa Rugoho, Pamela Wright, Michael Stein and Jacqueline Broerse on sexual and reproductive health barriers for youth with disabilities in Zimbabwe; Elizabeth Kamundia and Faizah Sidi on the role of national human rights institutions in advancing the right to live independently and be included in the community; Kenneth Muzata on parental participation in the education and general development of children with deafness; Shirley Genga on the link between the right to live independently and to be included in the community for persons with psychosocial disability, and the right to work and employment; and Mwiza Jo Nkhata on access to justice for persons with disabilities in Malawi.

Section B contains four country reports by: Gerard Emmanuel Kamdem Kamga on Niger; Azubike Onuora-Oguna on Liberia; Serge Marcellin Tengho on the Central African Republic; and Soka Armelle Ngoutane Peyou on Togo.

Section C on regional developments contains two commentaries by: Edmore Masendeke on disability, Cyclone Idai and the COVID-19 Pandemic as they apply to the preparedness of African Countries; and the other by Innocentia Mgijima-Konopi and Mary Auma on health emergencies post COVID-19.What guidance can the African Disability Protocol provide?

The 2020 volume ends with a book review of An African path to disability justice: Community, relationships and obligations (2020) authored by Oche Onazi. The book is reviewed by Dianah Msipa


Charles Ngwena (convening editor)

Heléne Combrinck

Serges Djoyou Kamga

Nkatha Murungi