Nigeria in West African geopolitics: strengths and challenges of an emerging power

Often criticized for his long political instability, its communal tensions and rampant corruption in the oil sector, Nigeria has multiple advantages, however, to establish itself as one of the essential powers of the twenty-first century Africa. The most populous country in Africa, a cultural center, the second economic power, and third military power of the continent, Nigeria is both a factor of stability in the sub-region of West Africa and a central interlocutor on both security and development issues. 

 

Crédit photo: Lagos, Nigéria (Wikimedia Commons)