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Nigeria loses case | Tackling xenophobia

Posted by: The Conversation Global

Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2019

 

Editor's note

Nigeria, West Africa’s most powerful economy, has lost a significant legal tussle in a London court that has the potential to derail economic growth. Oludara Akinmidu explains how a little-known oil and gas company took on the Nigerian government, challenging its unwillingness to live up to its contractual obligations.

Headlines in several African countries have been dominated by a wave of violent attacks in South Africa targeting migrants from elsewhere on the continent. African leaders and officials have openly condemned the attacks, decrying them as xenophobic. In Nigeria, South African-owned businesses have been targeted in retaliatory attacks. Gilbert M. Khadiagala cautions that the governments of these two nations need to show leadership now more than ever.

Godfred Boafo

Commissioning Editor: Ghana

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