How Africa Saved South Africa

OAU Flag. Photo by Wiki Commons

Nigeria: The Catalyst

Nigeria was evidently not the only African country that assisted South Africans. However, by far, it was the country that provided the most economic, diplomatic, and military support to the African National Congress (ANC) and similar liberation parties and organizations. The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) estimated that by 1994, Nigeria had spent $61 billion in the anti-apartheid struggle.

The Organization of African Unity (OAU): The Diplomats

Africa Heads of State. May 1963. Courtesy:

The Africans: The Grassroots

Fela Kuti, 1989 | Photo by Patrick ROUCHON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
Botha na friend to Thatcher & Reagan (Botha is a friend of Thatcher and Reagan)

Botha na friend to some other leaders too (Botha is also friend with other leaders)

And together dem wan dash us human rights (They all want to offer us human rights)

Animal wan dash us human rights (Animals want to give us human rights)

Animal can't dash me human rights (Animals can’t give me human rights)
Beasts of No Nation Album Cover 1989. Courtesy:



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