Prospects for Nigeria-South Africa Relations

Iwuchukwu, O. Hope

Prospects for Nigeria-South Africa Relations

Keywords : Prospects, Nigeria, South-Africa, Relations


This paper analysed prospects for Nigeria- South Africa relations. Using the idealist theory, it proved that Nigeria and South Africa are constantly at various levels of democratic consolidation in their respective countries, sharing aspiration for continental leadership in Africa, and participating in the formation of formal structures and institutions to underline their commitment in pursuing common economic and political objectives. In furtherance of the study, the paper outlined and discussed the strategies implemented to realise a mutual Nigeria-South Africa relations putting into considerations factors such as the economy, foreign policy, strong domestic base, leadership and viable infrastructure. The study further recommended that Nigeria and South Africa should energize their strategic continental partnership and imperatively use their influence and resources to address multilateral issues of concern to Africa, and a progressive cooperation in not only the diplomatic and political levels, but more especially at the economic and commercial spheres should be emphasised.


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