Nigeria’s youth are out on the streets protesting against police brutality, in particular the federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a notorious unit long accused gross human rights abuses, including extortion, harassment, torture, and extrajudicial killings and demanding justice for victims. President Muhammadu Buhari has now promised to disband Sars and enact police reforms.
Nigeria gained independence on 1 October 1960 from British colonial rule with a stark chart of a tough Mars in Cancer on the Ascendant in a hard-edged opposition to Saturn square a Libra Sun and sextile/trine Pluto. It is Africa’s largest economy with the world’s third largest youth population; and has been through civil war and military coups in the past sixty years. It has a reputation for political corruption and high crime, some of it international as well as a thriving economy.
Transiting Uranus in Taurus is moving to form an Earth Grand Trine to the Nigeria Pluto and Saturn this year and next, so could arguably be well placed to get a grip of practical problems and build on its commercial talents though with some disruption as well. There will be more mutinies and arguments come 2022 when the Solar Arc Mars is conjunct the Pluto for a major setback few months. Even before then there will be anti-social or activist uprisings, again involving the young with Solar Arc Pluto conjunct the 5th house Neptune in 2021.
Tr Pluto sextile the Pisces Midheaven in 2022/23 might give hope of a more stable direction for what should be a prosperous and thriving country.
What’s interesting in parallel are the protests in Thailand against the bizarre young king against whom no criticism may be voiced – except it is. See previous post July 29 2020.
It’s almost as if Pluto in Capricorn is gearing up for a blowout to leave its mark before it exits Capricorn in 2023/24 – and not before time.