Lula’s Reelection Won’t Be a Panacea for Brazil’s Relations With Africa

Lula’s Reelection Won’t Be a Panacea for Brazil’s Relations With Africa
Then-Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and then-Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attend an arrival ceremony for Obasanjo at the Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Sept. 6, 2005 (AP photo by Eraldo Peres).

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is favored to win the 2022 presidential election and return to the office he held between 2003 and 2010. But despite Lula’s pledge to prioritize relations with Africa as he did in his first stint in office, a return to the heydays of the 2000s is a long shot.

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