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Title:Nigerian-German relations: a critical overview
Author:Durotoye, AdeoluISNI
Year:2000
Periodical:Nigerian Journal of International Affairs
Volume:26
Issue:1
Pages:23-55
Language:English
Geographic terms:Nigeria
Germany
Subjects:foreign policy
international economic relations
Abstract:This article examines Nigerian-German relations from a historical perspective spanning the precolonial era till the present day. It analyses the political and economic ramifications of the ups and downs in such relations, noting that Germany has usually had the upper hand in economic relations, while showing little interest at the level of political participation. It focuses on the shifting fortunes of German-Nigerian relations in the 1990s, and how developments in Germany and the crisis in Nigeria adversely affected economic relations. In conclusion, the article observes that Nigeria's return to democracy in 1999 should brighten the prospects of relations, even if this would remain largely economic in the short to medium term. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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