On 30 May 2008, the international community adopted the Convention on Cluster Munitions. It is little wonder that those who were against a convention of this sort are still reeling from the shock of it. Africa, on the other hand, can give itself a well-deserved pat on the back for having played a pivotal role in the adoption of a groundbreaking, legally-binding instrument of which posterity will judge the results.
"An African Perspective on the Cluster Munitions Convention,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 12
, Article 2.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol12/iss2/2