Nigeria and the African Union in Light of the Arab Revolts

Upphovsperson: Okereke, C. Nna-Emeka
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation |
År: 2013
Språk: eng
Ämnesord: African Union, Afrocentrism, Foreign policy, National Interest, national security, Pax-Nigeriana
Identifikator: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-1729
Rättigheter: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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.