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Title:Nigeria: a post-apartheid African policy
Author:Nwosu, Nereus I.ISNI
Periodical:African Notes: Bulletin of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subject:international relations
Abstract:The main thrust of Nigeria's African policy has come to be equated with the fight against racism in South Africa. In view of the reform measures effected since F.W. De Klerk came to power in 1989, the author examines what Nigeria's African policy will look like in the postapartheid era. Already the Nigerian foreign policy elite have decided to introduce some new objectives in the country's external affairs. One of these is the call for reparation to African States by the former colonialists. Another is the establishment of an African Economic Community (AEC). A new assertion of Nigeria's eminence within the continent of Africa has also become part of the country's foreign policy objectives. This is evident in Nigeria's intervention to settle intra-African problems, witness its leadership role in Ecomog, the ECOWAS peacekeeping operation in Liberia, and in the current effort to sponsor Nigerians into important positions in some international organizations. Bibliogr.