1. Nigeria and South Africa: Regional Dynamics in a Changing World

Nigeria and South Africa have led many conflict-management initiatives over the last twenty-five years. Both account for at least 60 percent of the economy of their respective sub-regions in West and Southern Africa. The success of political and economic integration in Africa thus rests heavily on the shoulders of these two regional powers.

On 29 March at 1:00pm, the International Peace Institute (IPI) in New York featured Professor Adekeye Adebajo who offered his analysison regional challenges and opportunities following the presidential elections in Nigeria and ahead of elections in South Africa on 8 May 2019.

Professor Adekeye Adebajo also provided insights into the history of the two countries and the relations between them, as well as discussed further findings and reflections following the publication of his most recent book of essays entitled The Eagle and the Springbok: Essays on Nigeria and South Africa.

Chair: Ambassador John Hirsch, Senior Fellow at the International Peace Institute

Speaker: Professor Adekeye Adebajo, Director at the Institute for Pan African Thought and Conversation


Event Type


International Peace Institute New York


29 March 2019