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Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President of Nigeria; Chairman, The Brenthurst Foundation

Member of The Brenthurst Foundation's Advisory Board

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President Olusegun Obasanjo is the former President of the Republic of Nigeria. He is an international statesman with a passion for conflict resolution and mediation. In 2008 he was appointed by the United Nations as a special envoy for Africa and has since overseen democratic elections on behalf of the African Union and Ecowas in countries across the continent.

President Obasanjo had a distinguished military career, was a member of the 1957 UN Peace Keeping Mission to Congo, and received the instrument of surrender on behalf the Nigerian Government from the opposing forces in the Nigerian Civil War that lasted from 1967 to 1970. He rose to the rank of full General and became the Nigerian Head of State on the assassination of the then Military Head of State in 1976. He handed over to a democratically elected government in 1979. He was later jailed for his pro-democracy views for three and a half years. On release, he was democratically elected President in 1999 and served two terms. He is the author of over 30 books covering a variety of topics.


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The Brenthurst Foundation Board Members President Johnson Sirleaf, President Obasanjo and President Koroma Receive Order of the Eagle of Zambia Award

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The Brenthurst Foundation Board Members President Johnson Sirleaf, President Obasanjo and President Koroma Receive Order of the Eagle of Zambia Award

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Ernest Bai Koroma, Olusegun Obasanjo

14 Jul 2022

Simplifying Peacemaking in a Complex World

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Simplifying Peacemaking in a Complex World

Hailemariam Desalegn, Kgalema Motlanthe, Olusegun Obasanjo

12 Jul 2022

There Will Be African Victims of Russia's War, Warn Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Olusegun Obasanjo

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There Will Be African Victims of Russia's War, Warn Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Olusegun Obasanjo

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Olusegun Obasanjo

19 Jun 2022

Statement on the Prospects for Peace in Ethiopia by H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo High Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for the Horn of Africa

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Statement on the Prospects for Peace in Ethiopia by H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo High Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for the Horn of Africa

Olusegun Obasanjo

14 Nov 2021

The Brenthurst Foundation Holds Annual Advisory Board Meeting In Morocco

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The Brenthurst Foundation Holds Annual Advisory Board Meeting In Morocco

Alberto Trejos, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Ernest Bai Koroma, Greg Mills, Jonathan Oppenheimer, Mcebisi Jonas, Olusegun Obasanjo, Torben Brylle

21 Oct 2021

From Afghanistan to Africa: What the West's Failure Should Teach Us

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From Afghanistan to Africa: What the West's Failure Should Teach Us

David Kilcullen, Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo

4 Aug 2021

The Asian Roundabout: Afghanistan After the West's Withdrawal

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The Asian Roundabout: Afghanistan After the West's Withdrawal

Greg Mills, Johnny Clegg, Olusegun Obasanjo, Ray Hartley, Richard Harper, Robin Auld

26 Jul 2021

Kenneth Kaunda: A Great Son of Africa Who Fought for Independence

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Kenneth Kaunda: A Great Son of Africa Who Fought for Independence

Olusegun Obasanjo

18 Jun 2021

A Aspiração Asiática

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A Aspiração Asiática

Bobi Wine, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Emily van der Merwe, Greg Mills, Hailemariam Desalegn, Marie-Noelle Nwokolo, Olusegun Obasanjo, Ray Hartley

14 Oct 2020

L'aspiration asiatique

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L'aspiration asiatique

Bobi Wine, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Emily van der Merwe, Greg Mills, Hailemariam Desalegn, Marie-Noelle Nwokolo, Olusegun Obasanjo, Ray Hartley

14 Oct 2020

The Asian Aspiration Documentary

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The Asian Aspiration Documentary

Bobi Wine, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Greg Mills, Hailemariam Desalegn, Marie-Noelle Nwokolo, Olusegun Obasanjo, Ray Hartley

12 Oct 2020

The Asian Aspiration Documentary...Coming Soon

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The Asian Aspiration Documentary...Coming Soon

Bobi Wine, Greg Mills, Hailemariam Desalegn, Olusegun Obasanjo

30 Sep 2020

Africa's 'smart reopening' through technology is urgent for AfCFTA

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Africa's 'smart reopening' through technology is urgent for AfCFTA

Olusegun Obasanjo

2 Sep 2020

The Africa we want needs strong leaders and stronger institutions

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The Africa we want needs strong leaders and stronger institutions

Olusegun Obasanjo

1 Sep 2020

Africa In Perspective - RUSI Webinar

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Africa In Perspective - RUSI Webinar

with Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo

The Pathfinders - Bold Solutions For Africa's Future

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The Pathfinders - Bold Solutions For Africa's Future

with Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo

Afrobarometer virtual book launch of The Asian Aspiration

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Afrobarometer virtual book launch of The Asian Aspiration

with Greg Mills, Hailemariam Desalegn, Olusegun Obasanjo

A Statement from Our Chairman, President Obasanjo, on COVID-19

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A Statement from Our Chairman, President Obasanjo, on COVID-19

Olusegun Obasanjo

1 Apr 2020

Le Modèle Asiatique

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Le Modèle Asiatique

Emily van der Merwe, Greg Mills, Hailemariam Desalegn, Olusegun Obasanjo

COVID-19: Africa must act locally, but keep thinking globally

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COVID-19: Africa must act locally, but keep thinking globally

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Jonathan Oppenheimer, Olusegun Obasanjo

23 Mar 2020

The Asian Aspiration

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The Asian Aspiration

Emily van der Merwe, Greg Mills, Hailemariam Desalegn, Olusegun Obasanjo

Where the Rubber Hits the Road - The Future Of African Cities

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Where the Rubber Hits the Road - The Future Of African Cities

Archimedes Muzenda, David Kilcullen, Dianna Games, Dickie Davis, Emily van der Merwe, Greg Mills, Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno, Nchimunya Hamukoma, Nicola Doyle, Olusegun Obasanjo, Ray Hartley, Sarah Calburn

27 Jan 2020

Xenophobic attacks: Equivocation by South Africa is a silent nod of approval

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Xenophobic attacks: Equivocation by South Africa is a silent nod of approval

Olusegun Obasanjo

3 Oct 2019

Democracy Works Book Launch in Abuja

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Democracy Works Book Launch in Abuja

with Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo

Democracy Works Book Launch in Lagos

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Democracy Works Book Launch in Lagos

with Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo

Democracy Works Launch in Ghana

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Democracy Works Launch in Ghana

with Greg Mills, Mahamudu Bawumia, Olusegun Obasanjo

The DRC: Is a government of national unity a good idea?

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The DRC: Is a government of national unity a good idea?

Greg Mills, Jeffrey Herbst, Olusegun Obasanjo, Tendai Biti

14 Jan 2019

Aid fails to solve the DRC crisis

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Aid fails to solve the DRC crisis

Greg Mills, Jeffrey Herbst, Olusegun Obasanjo, Tendai Biti

11 Jan 2019

Democracy Works: Re-Wiring Politics to Africa's Advantage

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Democracy Works: Re-Wiring Politics to Africa's Advantage

Greg Mills, Jeffrey Herbst, Olusegun Obasanjo, Tendai Biti

The US should focus on soft power and China cooperation in Africa—not rivalry

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The US should focus on soft power and China cooperation in Africa—not rivalry

Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo

21 Dec 2018

Let's Not Talk About Agriculture, but Agri-Business

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Let's Not Talk About Agriculture, but Agri-Business

Emily van der Merwe, Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo

6 Nov 2018

Let's Not Talk About Agriculture, but Agribusiness

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Let's Not Talk About Agriculture, but Agribusiness

Emily van der Merwe, Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo

1 Nov 2018

Making Africa Work Launch - Dar es Salaam

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Making Africa Work Launch - Dar es Salaam

with Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo

From Confrontation to Partnership - Realising Africa's Mining Potential

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From Confrontation to Partnership - Realising Africa's Mining Potential

Olusegun Obasanjo

7 Feb 2018

Mining Indaba 2018 - Cape Town

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Mining Indaba 2018 - Cape Town

with Olusegun Obasanjo

Israel's Warming Relations With Africa Survived a UN Vote. But Will Further Political Tension Break Them?

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Israel's Warming Relations With Africa Survived a UN Vote. But Will Further Political Tension Break Them?

Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo

9 Jan 2018

Op-Ed: Getting Beyond Aid in Africa

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Op-Ed: Getting Beyond Aid in Africa

Dickie Davis, Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo

5 Dec 2017

Premium Times: Give Us Electricity, and We'll Build Africa, By Olusegun Obasanjo and Greg Mills

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Premium Times: Give Us Electricity, and We'll Build Africa, By Olusegun Obasanjo and Greg Mills

Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo

21 Nov 2017

Making Africa Work — insights from West Africa

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Making Africa Work — insights from West Africa

Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo

10 Aug 2017

Why Singapore Works, Taking The Right Lessons

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Why Singapore Works, Taking The Right Lessons

Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo

28 Jun 2017

Why Singapore works (hint: it's not because of colonialism)

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Why Singapore works (hint: it's not because of colonialism)

Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo

25 Jun 2017

Two Malawis, Few Opportunities, One Challenge

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Two Malawis, Few Opportunities, One Challenge

Dickie Davis, Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo

21 Jun 2017

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on power dynamics in Africa

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Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on power dynamics in Africa

Olusegun Obasanjo

7 Jun 2017

How to ensure Africa's elections are free and fair

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How to ensure Africa's elections are free and fair

Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo

11 May 2017

Making Africa work: A handbook for economic success

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Making Africa work: A handbook for economic success

Dickie Davis, Greg Mills, Jeffrey Herbst, Olusegun Obasanjo

Book interview: This Is How We Grow Africa

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Book interview: This Is How We Grow Africa

Dickie Davis, Greg Mills, Jeffrey Herbst, Olusegun Obasanjo

2 May 2017

'Making Africa Work' Book Launch Event in Ethiopia

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'Making Africa Work' Book Launch Event in Ethiopia

with Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo

The Zambezi Protocol: Result of a Dialogue on Natural Resource Policy in Africa

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The Zambezi Protocol: Result of a Dialogue on Natural Resource Policy in Africa

Dickie Davis, Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo

28 Apr 2016

Perspectives On African Security

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Perspectives On African Security

Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo

20 Mar 2014

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