In the mind’s eye of a handful of men in the autumn of their lives and brandishing weapons of mass destruction, our world is reverting into ... a grand conflict of spheres of influence. The signal is the biggest war in Europe for more than 70 years. The price is the destruction of thousands of lives and livelihoods in Europe, and lethal mayhem wrecking tens of millions of lives far beyond its borders.
A promoter of intra-African trade, Benedict Oramah, president of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), is launching an ambitious programme ... to support the continent's states and businesses so that they can cope with the soaring costs associated with the war in Ukraine.
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African central banks have the ability to help protect their countries from the global shock to prices triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, ... Steve Hanke, professor of applied economics at the Johns Hopkins University in the US, tells The Africa Report.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, whose government has been criticised for refusing to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine, on Thursday ... blasted the UN Security Council as "outdated" and in dire need of an overhaul.
Vitali Perfilev had long remained in the shadows. In Bangui, some people remember him from the middle of 2019. He was then just another mercenary, ... one of the Wagner group's leaders in the Central African Republic (CAR), dividing his time between Bangui and Berengo, the former imperial residence where the Russians set up their command and training base.
Many African political and media figures are taking advantage of the war in Ukraine and Russia's growing engagement on the continent to revive ... the anti-French and decolonialisation movements. Considered a disinformation expert, oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin, a member of Russia's President Vladimir Putin's inner circle and financier of the Wagner paramilitary network, is in the front line of the battle for hearts and minds in Africa.