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

Section A of this volume features eight articles by: Yvette Basson on equality for women with disabilities in South Africa and the implementation of Articles 5 and 6 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; Mildred Bekink on the protection of disabled child victims within the South African criminal justice system; Ebenezer Durojaye and Robert Doya Nanima on the realisation of the right to health of persons with disabilities in the COVID-19 era: Paul Ochieng Juma and Beryl Orao on the impact of global and regional jurisprudence on the right to health of persons with disabilities in Kenyan courts; Adetokunbo Johnson on the voiceless woman and protecting intersectional identity under section 42 of the Nigerian Constitution; Jorge Manhique on ensuring participation and ownership of development programmes for persons with disabilities in Mozambique; Khetsiwe Masuku, Juan Bornman and Ensa Johnson on exploring barriers to access to healthcare for persons with disabilities in Eswatini; and Neel Raamandarsingh Purmah on inclusive education for learners with disabilities in Mauritius.

Section B contains four country reports by: Dagnachew B Wakene, Priscilla Yoon and Tsion Mengistu on Ethiopia; Marianne Séverin on Guinée; Gerard Emmanuel Kamdem Kamga on Algeria and SA Ngubane and JN Zongozzi on Sudan.

Section C on regional developments contains two commentaries by: Eilionóir Flynn on the rights of older persons with disabilities in the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights; and Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, Ikponwosa Ero, Innocentia Mgijima-Konopi, Emma Strobell and Barbara Astle on mothering and albinism.

The 2021 volume ends with a book review of Mental Health, Legal Capacity and Human Rights (2021) authored by Michael Ashley Stein, Faraaz Mahomed, Vikram Patel and Charlene Sunkel. The book is reviewed by Paul Ochieng Juma.

The financial assistance of the Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation (OSI) a Hungarian charitable foundation within the Open Society Foundations (OSF), in particular the Higher Education Support Project (HESP) is gratefully acknowledged.

Charles Ngwena (convening editor)
Heléne Combrinck
Serges Djoyou Kamga
Nkatha Murungi