Since the beginning of the offensive against Kiev, one snapshot has been a favourite on social media: it shows a man presented as the chief of ... the Kremlin alongside former presidents Samora Machel and Emmerson Mnangagwa. But its authenticity is highly dubious…
Banned by the European Union following the invasion of Ukraine, the Russian television channel Russia Today is increasing its number of contacts ... on the continent in the hopes of setting up shop there.
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What role should Africa play in resolving the Ukrainian conflict? Current African Union (AU) chairperson Macky Sall is determined to be the voice ... of the continent in terms of this war. On 9 March, the Senegalese head of state spoke “at his own initiative” with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin “to call for a lasting ceasefire in Ukraine”. The telephone call came as the conflict stretched into its twentieth day.
When the United Nations General Assembly took a vote on Russia’s war against Ukraine in an emergency session on 2 March, an overwhelming 141 ... out of 193 member states supported the resolution calling on Russia to withdraw from Ukraine.
It’s commonly held that Russian president Vladimir Putin’s objective for invading Ukraine is to install a puppet regime that is pliable to ... Moscow’s interests. If so, this would be consistent with the approach Russia has taken with its forays into Africa in recent years.