By Olayiwola Abegunrin
In this twenty-first century, Africa has develop into a major resource of the United States’ strength imports and the world's normal assets. It has additionally develop into the epicenter of the world’s lethal overall healthiness epidemic, HIV/AIDS, and one of many battlegrounds within the struggle opposed to terrorism. With Nigeria and South Africa major the continent, Africa has turn into an incredible participant to be reckoned with within the worldwide affairs.
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Thereafter, the two countries resumed economic relations and sporting events. In March 1995, the former military Head of State, Olusegun Obasanjo (later President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999–2007) and his former deputy, Major-General Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, and many others, both military and civilians, were arrested and accused of plotting a coup d’état against the Abacha military regime. They were tried by a Special Military Tribunal, and both Obasanjo and Yar’Adua were sentenced to death.
He succinctly stated his views thus: We believe that there is a lot the two countries can do in the field of economy and trade, which will be of spill-over effect to other African countries. 84 Conclusion Nigeria’s external behavior has hinged on Afro-centric policy rooted in the struggle against colonialism, imperialism, racial oppression and apartheid system in Africa generally, and Southern Africa in particular. 1057/9780230623903 - Africa in Global Politics in the Twenty-First Century, Olayiwola Abegunrin 26 Africa in Global Politics Nigeria’s unwavering commitment particularly toward the total decolonization and liberation of Southern Africa has been variously exhibited in all international fora.
These two countries were very strategically important to the world in the twentieth century, and will continue to be in the twenty-first century. Since the end of the South African institutionalized racism in 1994, and Nigeria’s triumph over protracted military dictatorship in 1999, these two major African powers have been consolidating their strategic and economic partnership for the development of their respective subregions and for Africa as a whole in this twenty-first century. 1057/9780230623903 - Africa in Global Politics in the Twenty-First Century, Olayiwola Abegunrin Chapter 2 Nigeria and South Africa in the Global Forum In unity, we lost nothing, but our economic chains; indeed, in unity we gain many things, including economic independence, and the welfare of our entire peoples.
Africa in Global Politics in the Twenty-First Century: A Pan-African Perspective by Olayiwola Abegunrin