In the 1960‟s, following independence, the Pan-African vision for developing the continent was envisioned to be possible through the instrumentality of the developmental state. Development became the passion of African leaders and the expectation of the people. After independence, in the 1980‟s, the post-independence nation state bolstered its apparatus, both structurally and ideologically to enable it to deliver on this mandate. Hardly two decades after independence, the African developmental state was heavily burdened with debt, failing in its developmental objectives. Once again African states found themselves at the mercy of its former colonial powers begging for financial aid.
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 Dr. Girmachew Aneme of the Faculty of Law, University of Addis- Ababa, Ethiopia. 2010.