By Olayiwola Abegunrin
Within the twenty-first century, Africa has develop into an incredible resource of US strength imports and the world's average assets. It has additionally turn into the epicentre of the world's lethal future health epidemic, HIV/AIDS, and one of many battlegrounds within the struggle opposed to terrorism. Africa is now an important participant in international affairs.
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We in conjunction with other African States, brought this resolution to the political committee and it was passed. 34 Although the move to expel South Africa from the UN failed in 1961, it constituted a serious challenge and warning to the apartheid regime. In addition, it boosted Nigeria’s image as a frontline state in the liberation struggle in Africa. The advent of the military on the Nigerian political scene did not diminish the momentum of the country’s distaste for racism and apartheid. U.
This has been clearly demonstrated by the various diplomatic offensives launched against the white minority regime in South Africa in different international fora, and particularly at the African Union, the Commonwealth, Non-Aligned Movement, and the United Nations. 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, before independence in 1960, Nigeria had no definitive policy on South Africa, and played no visible role in the international struggle against apartheid regime in South Africa. As a British colony, the colonial administration in Nigeria accommodated apartheid and endorsed white minority regime rule. As a colonial state, Nigeria could not criticize South Africa’s white regime. As the country’s independence was approaching, efforts began to be directed toward sensitizing Nigerians on the evil of apartheid and the need for the country to take appropriate actions against the white minority rule in South Africa.
Africa in Global Politics in the Twenty-First Century: A Panafrican Perspective by Olayiwola Abegunrin