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Continental ties tested in a zero-sum game

Western diplomats in Africa are grappling with how to respond to the return of geopolitics after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

The rumbling crisis over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine has shown diplomats just how far Europe's relations with African states have deteriorated and how quickly both continents have...


Trade curbs and price spikes deepen food crisis

Big grain producers are imposing export controls and farmers face rocketing fertiliser costs

Without concerted international action about 400 million people, many in Africa, will face chronic food shortages due to disruptions after Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, according t...


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Vaccine patent negotiators agree compromise formula

World Trade Organization chief Okonjo-Iweala applauds progress but warns of struggle to convince all members states to back it

The lead team of negotiators has agreed a compromise on patents waiver over three to five years for Covid-19 vaccines which will require ratification by all WTO members. But it is ...

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Moscow loses arms advantage

Russia stands to lose its position of supplying nearly half of Africa's arms following the sweeping sanctions imposed in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine. Some of its chief clie...


Brussels eyes African energy as it bars Moscow

Pledge to wean the EU from Russia's gas by 2030 will mean changing policy and stepping up investment in Africa

The launch of the European Union's master plan for energy on 9 March was delayed for a week as the war raging in Ukraine forced officials to rethink their goals. Initially, Brusse...


Pragmatism rules as African states navigate Cold War II

Moscow's clash with the west benefits authoritarians but economic mayhem could trigger a wave of mass protests

Beyond the sweeping international criticism in the UN and other fora of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, African officials fear their region will suffer most from the economic blight ...


Alliances come under heavy fire

Governments across Africa are reviewing ties with Moscow as the international crisis over its Ukraine invasion deepens

Africa is not directly concerned by the Russia-Ukraine war, yet the African Union and a few member states have made their views known loudly, in contrast with their sotto voce resp...

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How Putin revived Moscow's reach

Gas pipelines, mining deals and military business powered post-Cold War relations but now they are at a turning point again

President Vladimir Putin's first visit to Africa in 2006 launched Moscow's renewed push for economic and security ties with the continent. Its success was celebrated at the October...


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