S. Africa, Nigeria: African giants battle for economic supremacy

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma reviews a guard of honour at the presidential villa in Abuja on March 8, 2016When South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma visited Nigeria last week he was on a delicate mission to mend rifts between the continent’s two economic powerhouses. From economic rivalry to political friction, relations between South Africa and Nigeria have been strained in recent years. The election of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari into office last May did not immediately ease the tension.

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