Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
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6 Dec 2021
6:45 am

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Brian Sokutu

President Cyril Ramaphosa has visited Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Ghana signing bilateral trade agreements and taking part in discussions.

State Banquet held in honour of President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted by Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo at the Jubilee House in Accra. Picture: Twitter / @PresidencyZA

As President Cyril Ramaphosa, on Monday, winds up his four-nations tour in West Africa with an official visit to the Republic of Senegal, two political analysts described the trip as important in stimulating economic relations, with one cautioning on Nigeria’s uneasiness about South Africa’s dominance in African affairs. While University of Johannesburg professor of politics Siphamandla Zondi and independent political analyst Dr Ralph Mathekga saw the trip as presenting spinoffs for South Africa and the West African region, University of South Africa political science professor Dirk Kotze warned of Nigeria being a stumbling block in Ramaphosa achieving his objectives. ALSO...