Saturday, May 14, 2022

Will Africa Pay a Price for Neutrality in Ukraine War?

 The Conversation published on 11 May 2022 a commentary titled "The War in Ukraine: Africa Risks Paying a Heavy Price for Neutrality" by Nicholas Westcott, University of London.

If Russia's invasion of Ukraine becomes a long-running war of attrition, Africa could face growing food price inflation, higher fertiliser prices, and increasing risk of debt distress.  This may lead to more local conflict.  Yet, African governments seem increasingly reluctant to put pressure on Russia to end the invasion.