Within the domain of respect for human and peoples’ rights by African states
there has been, until recently, little unity of purpose. The common standards
that African states have maintained in their laws and practices regarding
human rights have been their willingness to subscribe formally to international
and regional norms, while at the same time, to violate those
undertakings with near impunity. When the Protocol to the African Charter
on the Establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
(Protocol) comes into force, it will provide for an African court having the
responsibility to hold states to their obligations and to establish continent-wide standards. Thus, within the domain of human rights, the states will
take a step closer to realizing common norms worthy of a continent which
has, as its fundamental underpinning and ethos, the notion of African unity.
This article is dedicated to the family and memory of the late Michael M. Makhabane.
Michael was a student of public administration who was shot dead by police on 16 May
2000 just meters away from the Oliver Tambo Building on the campus of the University
This article aims to examine the portrayal of African migrants and South Africa’s
relationship to the African continent in post-apartheid crime fiction. Exotic settings and the
figure of the stranger have featured in the ...
We write to introduce the African Vaccinology
Network (AfVANET) as a new network of African
research scientists involved in vaccine research
and development (R&D) for human and animal
diseases. The goal of this network ...