By Olayiwola Abegunrin
In this twenty-first century, Africa has develop into a huge resource of the United States’ power imports and the world's usual assets. It has additionally turn into the epicenter of the world’s lethal health and wellbeing epidemic, HIV/AIDS, and one of many battlegrounds within the struggle opposed to terrorism. With Nigeria and South Africa prime the continent, Africa has develop into an incredible participant to be reckoned with within the worldwide affairs.
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For instance, a Report published by the Commonwealth clearly revealed that apartheid South Africa was strengthened in its pursuit of the inhumane policy through direct or indirect economic and financial cooperation with Japan and the Western powers. Specifically, the Report claimed that: 400 British and United States corporations had investments of over $600 million in South Africa, representing over 12 percent of total investment in that country. It added, “While Japan had annual trade turn over with South Africa of $360 million.
64 Nigeria’s unflinching support for the liberation movements in Angola, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe, had a domino effect on the liberation struggle in South Africa. ”65 Consequently, in the spirit of its decolonization policy, Nigeria embarked on intensive and continuous efforts to convince both the ANC and PAC on the necessity to form a united front in order to confront their common enemy, the apartheid government in South Africa. When the last apartheid President, Frederick F. de Klerk, started his reform process in 1989,66 Nigeria put tremendous pressure on him to ensure that the process was irreversibly completed.
79 The pervasive African conflicts and the need to resolve them present a real challenge to Nigeria and South Africa as the two major powers in the continent. Both countries as the regional powers have huge stakes in maintaining peace and security in their volatile subregions, and in Africa as a whole. Both countries share strategic stakes in conflict resolution, management, and prevention in Africa. 1057/9780230623903 - Africa in Global Politics in the Twenty-First Century, Olayiwola Abegunrin Nigeria and Liberation of South Africa 25 as a whole.
Africa in Global Politics in the Twenty-First Century: A Pan-African Perspective by Olayiwola Abegunrin