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Obasanjo presents book to Ramaphosa

2 October 2019

By Oru Leonard,

President Cyril Ramaphosa received former Nigerian President, General Olusegun Obasanjo who paid a courtesy call on him on Thursday, 26 September 2019 and presented him with a book.

Photo: President Ramaphosa receiving a book from President Obasanjo (Elmond Jiyane)

The book titled, “Democracy Works: Rewiring Politics to Africa’s Advantage”, was authored by Greg Mills of the Brenthurst Foundation in South Africa; Former President Obasanjo; Jeffrey Herbst, a celebrated Africanist, and Tendai Biti, former Finance Minister of Zimbabwe.

President Ramaphosa thanked the former President for working hard and still having the energy to write and contribute to current debates about the development of Africa.

The two leaders also used the opportunity to reflect on recent events in South Africa. In the meeting, the leaders engaged on misconceptions created about the situation in South Africa that gave the impression that Nigerian nationals in particular had been victimised. No loss of life was reported among Nigerian nationals in South Africa during this period.

Former President Obasanjo expressed his sincere appreciation of President Ramaphosa’s recent appointment of a team of Special Envoys who have in the past few days visited a number of fellow African states to deliver a message from the President regarding the incidents of violence.





February/March 2020








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