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Title:Constructing Pax Nigeriana? The Media and Conflict in Nigeria-Equatorial Guinea Relations
Author:Obadare, Ebenezer
Periodical:Nordic Journal of African Studies
Geographic terms:Nigeria
Equatorial Guinea
foreign policy
Literature, Mass Media and the Press
Politics and Government
Inter-African Relations
Abstract:For more than six decades, beginning from the late 1920s, sporadic conflicts punctuated the relations between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea. These regular diplomatic rows resulted from the alleged maltreatment of Nigerian labourers, a sizeable workforce in Malabo. However, the presence of a Nigerian labour force in Equatorial Guinea was not the only source of tension between the two countries. The fear of domination, if not complete annexation by Nigeria, which was felt by Equatorial Guinea, has also to be considered. This paper examines to which extent the Nigerian press stoked the embers of annexation and thus increased tension in the relations between the two countries. It reveals how the Nigerian media plays a dual role of mirroring, and at the same time influencing, a particular reality. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum.