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Within the twenty-first century, Africa has turn into a major resource of US strength imports and the world's average assets. It has additionally develop into the epicentre of the world's lethal wellbeing and fitness epidemic, HIV/AIDS, and one of many battlegrounds within the struggle opposed to terrorism. Africa is now an enormous participant in worldwide affairs.
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South African Oil Corporation (SASOL) and Chevron Nigeria Corporation (CNC), for instance, started a $500 million gas project in Nigeria in 2000. 74 All these developments have ultimately proved to be a significant watershed for bilateral relations between Nigeria and South Africa in the new millennium. The New Millennium and Global Challenges Facing Nigeria and South Africa The emergent global system and unfolding globalization poses concrete challenges to all countries and all regions of the world.
The area was subsequently declared a British Protectorate in 1887, following which the company signed a number of treaties with the Emirs of Sokoto and Gwandu. All these treaties were used to support British claim to Northern Nigeria. However, the British did not take full control of the Northern Territories until 1900, when their flag was finally hoisted at Lokoja in the Middle-Belt of Nigeria. Up to this point, there were many spirited efforts by the Nigerian people to resist British occupation of their territory.
Removal of apartheid and installation of African majority rule in May 1994 was thus a major breakthrough in Nigeria’s articulated post-apartheid independence foreign policy objectives. This provided a unique opportunity for the country to eliminate its anti-apartheid policy and establish a full rapport and mutual respect for the new South Africa. A practical demonstration of this was the immediate opening of a Consulate in Johannesburg to forge closer relations with democratic new South Africa.