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Nigeria and the African Union in Light of the Arab Revolts
The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
2013 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper analyses Nigeria’s role in the African Union (AU) and con-cludes that the latter is a strategic platform for the conduct of Nigeria’s foreign policy objectives in Africa. The study finds that the country has a ‘manifest destiny’ to play leadership roles in Africa and debunks the perception that Nigeria’s role in the AU is in decline. The paper further explores Nigeria’s AU priorities since the Arab revolts and concludes that the country’s ability to steer a clear course at the AU holds out pro-spects for peace, stability and security in Africa.

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Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 2013. , 19 p.
Keyword [en]
African Union, Afrocentrism, Foreign Policy, National Interest, National Security, Pax-Nigeriana
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-1729OAI: diva2:610600

From the NAI - FOI Lecture series on African Security held 2012.

Available from: 2013-03-12 Created: 2013-03-12 Last updated: 2013-03-13Bibliographically approved

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