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Exploring Africa's interests at the summit in Russia {Business Africa}

Afolake Oyinloye for Business Africa

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Many African countries have taken a neutral stance over the conflict in Ukraine, as they seek to strike a delicate balance between relations with Russia and Western allies.

And yet, Russia’s decision to invade Ukraine, and most recently to end a grain deal that allowed safe passage of grains from Ukraine has led to higher food and oil prices for many African nations.

The second Russia-Africa Summit which aims at bringing about a “new level of mutually beneficial partnership” between Russia and the African continent comes as Moscow continues to wage war against Ukraine.

Gustavo de Carvalho is a Senior Researcher on Russia-Africa ties in our African Governance and Diplomacy Programme at SAIIA and Oleksandra Matviïtchou, Ukrainian lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate joined us for more insights

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