Associate Professor of Law

PhD, LL.M , LL.B (Hons)

Born on 3 July 1962 in Blantyre, Malawi, Fidelis Edge Kanyongolo is a Malawian national who has taught at the University of Malawi since 1986. He obtained his LL.M and Ph.D degrees from the Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia- both in the   United Kingdom- in 1990 and  2000 respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor of Law specializing in constitutional law and jurisprudence and, in the past,  has served as Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Malawi (2008 to 2010) and member of the Council of the Catholic University of Malawi (2007 to 2010).His research interests focus on the interplay of law and politics in Malawi, especially in the framework of constitutionalism, democratic governance and development.  From 2008 to 2011, Fidelis participated in the multi-country Africa Power and Politics Programme, managed by the London-based Overseas Development Institute, as  Senior Researcher based  in Malawi. He has also participated actively in human rights advocacy programmes in southern Africa, including in his capacity as trustee of the Media Institute of Africa from 2000-2005, member of the Advisory Board of the Africa Programme of Article 19 from 2002 to 2004 and  member of the Board of Directors of the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) from 2006 to 2009.

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Chancellor College is the largest among the constituent colleges of the University of Malawi. Ever since its establishment, the college has produced graduates who have gone on to become leaders in various sectors of Malawian society.

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