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Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President of Nigeria; Chairman and Advisory Board Member Emeritus, The Brenthurst Foundation

Member of The Brenthurst Foundation's Advisory Board

Nigeria Nigeria


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.

He was chairman of The Brenthurst Foundation Advisory Board until June 2023 and continues to be an emeritus member of the board.


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Content by Olusegun Obasanjo

Gdansk Declaration: African Opposition Unites to Fight Authoritarian Regimes

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Gdansk Declaration: African Opposition Unites to Fight Authoritarian Regimes

Yulia Tymoshenko, Lech Walesa, Olusegun Obasanjo

16 Aug 2023

The Gdańsk Declaration: Solidarity for Democracy

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The Gdańsk Declaration: Solidarity for Democracy

Greg Mills, Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno, Alfonso de Prat Gay, Olusegun Obasanjo

26 Jun 2023

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

Ernest Bai Koroma, Olusegun Obasanjo, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

14 Jul 2022

Simplifying Peacemaking in a Complex World

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Simplifying Peacemaking in a Complex World

Olusegun Obasanjo, Kgalema Motlanthe, Hailemariam Desalegn

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

Olusegun Obasanjo, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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

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

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

Olusegun Obasanjo, David Kilcullen, Greg Mills

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

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

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

14 Oct 2020

L'aspiration asiatique

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L'aspiration asiatique

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

14 Oct 2020