Abd-El-Kader Boye, Professor at the University Sheik Anta Diop of Dakar, underlines in the introduction to his course that the moment has come to ask certain questions with respect to personal status and conflicts of laws. Answers to questions such as "How do African states perceive personal status?" could well be the precursors of a future African contribution to private international law. What solutions have been applied or are likely to be applied to the problems raised by the international private relationships in this area?
To reply to these questions, Professor Bo…