International Research Collaboratives

An Africa of Governance, Democracy and Respect for Human Rights, Justice and the Rule of Law


Azubike Onuora-Oguno, Wahab Egbewole, Tom Kleven

Following decades of colonialism, Africa’s state-building and development have remained retarded. Several factors contribute to this situation, particularly in building stable states underpinned by the rule of law, respect for human rights and good governance. Prevalent among these factors identified is the poor provision of social services which affects the realisation of socio-economic rights in most African states. Poor maternal and child mortality rates, poor access to basic education, access to habitable environment, to food and to portable water all continue to elude Africa. Responding to these challenges, the African Union has in two separate documents set out aspirations for the desired Africa by 2063 dubbed “the Africa we want”. Agenda three of the seven point agenda is the core focus of this International Research Collaborative group (IRC): “An Africa of good governance, democracy and respect for human rights, justice and the rule of law”.


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