It’s been 7 Years, and the AU’s Human Rights Masterplan for 2020 Remains a Paperwork

As the world battles Covid-19, Amnesty International published its annual report on Human Rights in Africa, reminding us that African leaders are nowhere close to implementing the African Union’s (AU) Silencing the Guns by 2020 master plan for a free, peaceful, and egalitarian Africa.

The report ascribes this to the high level of corruption and lack of accountability on the continent – which is partly due to the interventionist and despotic disposition of African leaders. More than ever, civil societies across African countries should double their efforts in the advocacy for a limited government….

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