We must face the matter squarely that where there is something wrong in how we govern
ourselves, it must be said that the fault is not in our stars but in ourselves. We know that we
have it in ourselves, as Africans, to change all this. We must assert our will to do so – we must say
that there is no obstacle big enough to stop us from bringing about an African renaissance –
Africa’s woes - social disequilibrium, civil wars, ethnic unrest, poverty, corruption, disease, bad
governance, violations of human rights, decrepit institutions, are all public knowledge and are hardly
new to academic discourse. They have been the subject of several studies and analyses by scholars,
politicians and policy makers.
Thesis (LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa)) -- University of Pretoria, 2010.
A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Law University of Pretoria, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree Masters of Law (LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa). Prepared under the supervision of Prof. Edward K. Quashigah, Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana. 2010.