Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria

Politics of Nigeria-South Africa Trade and Investments Relations

Garba Mohammed

Keywords: Pan-Africanism, diplomacy, trade, cooperation, conflict


This paper examines trade and investment relations between Nigeria and South Africa. The paper interrogates intrigues around NigeriaSouth Africa socio-economic and diplomatic relations. The paper relied on secondary sources of data collection which include newspapers, magazine, journals, theses and periodicals. Major findings revealed that socio-economic and diplomatic relations between Nigeria and South Africa potray a typical hypocrisy in the international security architecture. This is as Nigeria-South Africa trade and investments relations vacillate between cooperation and conflicts depending on each country’s foreign policy, regime type, domestic intricacies and international diplomacy. The paper recommends that the pursuit of foreign policy and national interest between Nigeria and South Africa should be rooted in values and ethos of Afro-centricism and Pan-Africanism.

Author Biography

Garba Mohammed (Ph.D)

Department of Political Science,

University of Maiduguri, Nigeria 

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