By Olayiwola Abegunrin
In this twenty-first century, Africa has develop into an incredible resource of the United States’ power imports and the world's traditional 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 major the continent, Africa has turn into a tremendous participant to be reckoned with within the worldwide affairs.
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70 It should be noted that right from his ascension to the Presidency of a democratic South Africa, Nelson Mandela had been deeply involved in and highly critical of the seemingly endless political turmoil in Nigeria. This, coupled with the high level of human rights abuse by the military regime of General Abacha, was a major area of conflict between the two countries. Thus, Nigeria–South Africa relations were strained during this period, 1995–1998. 1057/9780230623903 - Africa in Global Politics in the Twenty-First Century, Olayiwola Abegunrin 22 Africa in Global Politics two countries.
85 Nigeria’s anti-apartheid policies were informed by the inhuman and unjust apartheid policy, and its criminal acts against the black majority population of South Africa. Nigeria strongly believed that it had a unique responsibility to all of African states under colonial rule. However, apartheid was considered as repugnant, not only to its articulated foreign policy objectives, but also to the conscience of mankind in general. The country saw apartheid as a violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as a negation of the principles, and purposes of the United Nations’ Charter.
The whites made no pretence of their hostility toward the rightful and legal owners of the land as they outlawed any mixing between blacks and whites. ”18 Just like the way the British government gave imperial power to George Goldie’s Royal Niger Company in Nigeria, in 1899, the British government empowered a commercial company, the British South African Company (BSAC). The company was dominated by Cecil Rhodes, the Prime Minister of the Cape Colony to run it as a chartered company. At this period of the British Empire in Southern Africa, Cecil Rhodes was the most powerful man in the diamond and gold-mining industries.
Africa in Global Politics in the Twenty-First Century: A Pan-African Perspective by Olayiwola Abegunrin