Returnees who moved back to their native states in southern Nigeria -- including Akwa Ibom, Delta, Rivers, Ondo and Bayela -- have largely been ... left to their own devices, as political maneuverings stall almost every opportunity to resettle and reintegrate the returnees.
The relationship between Brazil and Africa flourished under former president Luiz Inácio ‘Lula’ da Silva (2003-2011), who talked up the ‘political, moral and historical obligation’ that the world has towards the continent. “Brazilian society was built on the work, the sweat and the blood of Africans,” said Lula, as he spun through the continent, often with a large bevy of businessmen in tow.
A decade or so later and the relationship has cooled. The epic nature of the Odebrecht construction company scandal can not only be felt across Africa – particularly in Angola and Mozambique – but also in Latin America. Peru’s President Alan García committed suicide in April 2019 amid implication in the widening scandal.