Russia – Ukraine conflict and its impact on Africa

July 18, 2022

Weakened by a pandemic that lasted more than two years, we are once again faced with catastrophic risk. The Russia-Ukraine war is a second, full-scale crash test for the world at large.
Despite the geographical distance, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is casting a long and dark shadow across Africa., as there are important ties between Russia, Ukraine, and Africa. Although some African countries may benefit from a shift in global markets away from Russia due to the crisis, the short-term potential impacts on economic livelihoods are worrying and the implications for pan-African solidarity become increasingly uncertain.