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Posts published by “Innocent Mawire”

Human Rights Protection on the African Continent: An Elusive Target or an Unwelcome Development?

The end of the colonial rule in the 1960s gave the people of Africa renewed hope for a better life. The formation of the inter-state Organization of African Unity (OAU), with the objective of improving the lot of the people of Africa, added momentum to this renewed hope. At last African leaders were coming together to deal with issues that affected the continent. The intent of African leaders to make Africa a better place in which to live was confirmed by an apparent recognition of, and respect for, human rights.  To ensure that these rights were respected and protected, the African…