MEDIA ALERT: SAIIA Expert analysis and research on Nigeria

From today, 6 May until Wednesday, 8 May 2013, South Africa will welcome Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan for a state visit to the country. President Jonathan will formally meet his South African counterpart, President Jacob Zuma, at Tuynhuys in Cape Town on Tuesday, 7 May 2013.

The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) is keenly watching developments around this state visit. Please read this analysis by Dr. Oladiran (Ola) Bella and Dr. Alfredo Tjiurimo Hengari, entitled Revamping Nigeria-South Africa relations key to continental progress. This link will also direct you to further reading and research on the various topics on Nigeria.

To arrange for interviews, please contact Dr. Bello and Dr. Hengari, directly as follows:

Dr. Oladiran (Ola) Bello, head of SAIIA’s Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme, based in Cape Town: +27 21 422 0717 or  + 27 74 874 8752 or

Dr. Alfredo Tjiurimo Hengari, head of SAIIA’s South African Foreign Policy and African Drivers Programme, based in Johannesburg: +27 11 339 2021 or +27 71 396 9614 or

Issued by: The South African Institute of International Affairs

6 May 2013