By Olayiwola Abegunrin

In this twenty-first century, Africa has develop into a tremendous resource of the United States’ strength imports and the world's average assets. It has additionally develop into the epicenter of the world’s lethal well-being epidemic, HIV/AIDS, and one of many battlegrounds within the struggle opposed to terrorism. With Nigeria and South Africa top the continent, Africa has develop into a massive participant to be reckoned with within the international affairs.

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At this period of the British Empire in Southern Africa, Cecil Rhodes was the most powerful man in the diamond and gold-mining industries. Because of the failure of Cecil Rhodes’s attempted coup known as the Jameson Raid, a classic piece of naive misadventure, the British government assumed direct responsibility and took over South Africa as a crown colony in 1895. 19 With the African loyalty and support to the British Crown, Britain eventually defeated the Boers in the Anglo-Boer War of 1899–1902.

At this period of the British Empire in Southern Africa, Cecil Rhodes was the most powerful man in the diamond and gold-mining industries. Because of the failure of Cecil Rhodes’s attempted coup known as the Jameson Raid, a classic piece of naive misadventure, the British government assumed direct responsibility and took over South Africa as a crown colony in 1895. 19 With the African loyalty and support to the British Crown, Britain eventually defeated the Boers in the Anglo-Boer War of 1899–1902.

Nigeria with its petroleum is the sixth producer in the world, and South Africa with its gold is the leading producer in the world. These two countries were very strategically important to the world in the twentieth century, and will continue to be in the twenty-first century. Since the end of the South African institutionalized racism in 1994, and Nigeria’s triumph over protracted military dictatorship in 1999, these two major African powers have been consolidating their strategic and economic partnership for the development of their respective subregions and for Africa as a whole in this twenty-first century.

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