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By Olayiwola Abegunrin

ISBN-10: 0230623905

ISBN-13: 9780230623903

ISBN-10: 1349381659

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Within the twenty-first century, Africa has develop into an enormous resource of US power imports and the world's usual assets. It has additionally turn into the epicentre of the world's lethal healthiness epidemic, HIV/AIDS, and one of many battlegrounds within the struggle opposed to terrorism. Africa is now an immense participant in international affairs.

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27 South Africans outside the homelands were closely monitored and controlled by white police force. 28 The Bantu Education Act, Bantu Authorities Act, and Native Labor (Settlement of disputes) Act were passed in 1955, but the most repressive and bitterly opposed of these laws was the Bantu Education Act. This Act was fundamental to central government control with a view to making education the handmaid of apartheid by training Africans only for inferior roles in South African society. Opposition to carriage of pass by the Africans led to a massive demonstration organized by the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) on March 21, 1960.

This, coupled with the high level of human rights abuse by the military regime of General Abacha, was a major area of conflict between the two countries. Thus, Nigeria–South Africa relations were strained during this period, 1995–1998. 71 His successor, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, showed a generally more conciliatory approach and was able to remove the discordant relationship between the 22 Africa in Global Politics two countries. He improved on the country’s poor human rights records by releasing many of the political prisoners, including General Obasanjo, and implemented a remarkably swift and generally successful transition to civil rule program that eventually terminated military dictatorship in Nigeria.

Essentially, South Africa is the product of European rivalry, especially the British unification efforts which were finally consummated in 1910 when the Union of South Africa came into being, four years before the amalgamation of Northern and Southern Nigeria. Thus, like Nigeria, South Africa is made up of different peoples with different traditions, history, and cultures, whose unification was the direct result of European economic interests. Before the European colonization of the Cape in 1652, South Africa had been occupied by three major African ethnic groups, namely, the Bantu, the San, and the Khoi-Khoi.

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