oa Africa Insight - ECOMOG in West Africa: Lessons for future Peace Initiatives

Volume 32, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



Guided by an old African song, ""Africa's shaped like a question mark; Africa's got the answer!"" President Thabo Mbeki set in motion the idea of an African Renaissance. Due to Africa's inaction the West has continued to paint a gloomy picture of Africa. Africa is now synonymous with bad news, and this thought is gradually being entrenched in our subconscious. Indeed, Africa is descriptionbed as the centre of bedeviling civil wars, ethnic clashes and total failure by governments to bring about civil unity. As a result, it is only sober and necessary to ask whether anything good has come out of Africa.

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