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Nigeria, South Africa, Algeria and Ethiopia to form G4 Nations. The idea was reportedly conceived at the past EU-AU Summit at Brussels, Belgium. The leaders of the four nations, who met at the summit, used the opportunity to discuss crisis areas on the continent.

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, and his colleagues stressed the need for the platform to bring African countries together. This platform can be used to co-ordinate actions and reactions for Africa.

Rai Al Youm highlighted the absence of Morocco and Egypt as important African countries.

This could be due to the conflict of interests.

Egypt is said to maintain a hostile stance with Ethiopia due to differences over the Renaissance dam. Whilst Morocco holds a different stance towards the Western Sahara issue unlike the other countries in the G4 who have almost the same stance.

Furthermore, African countries adopt different methods in their relations with major world powers including China, US and the EU.

While the G4 nations have harmonious stance towards Palestine, Morocco and Egypt have diplomatic relations with Isreal.

The African leaders are not the first to propose a G4 group. Brazil, Germany, India and Japan have previously formed a G4 team. These countries support each other’s bid for permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council.

The Africa G4 platform will be used to examine how decisions in the African Union can be better implemented.

The African G4 leaders also agreed to convene a formal summit to create a road map for the Africa.

Ruth Torty

Ruth Torty is a biochemist, and freelance science writer. She writes to shed light on health issues, rare diseases and science research in Nigeria. She is also a creative writer and has published on different literary sites including Spillwords and Nnoko Stories. She is passionate about genomics and its role in healthcare.