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Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President of Nigeria

Olusegun Obasanjo’s military career included UN peacekeeping missions and overseeing the restoration of civilian rule in Nigeria in 1979. After twice being elected President, he was ECOWAS’ Special Envoy to the Ivory Coast, head of AU electoral observation delegations, and the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes.


- Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development (1995)



- Participation in the signing of the memorandum of understanding on the creation of the Congo Basin Blue Fund, in Oyo, Republic of Congo



- Facilitating Russia-Ukraine dialogue