How does the Russia-Ukraine conflict affect Africa?

April 13, 2022 1087 views 2 comments 1 minute reading time
How does the Russia-Ukraine conflict affect Africa?

As the Russia-Ukraine war rages on, Africa has begun to feel the impacts of this conflict between nations that supply raw materials for many key global supply chains. Arising in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, which disrupted economies across the continent, the conflict threatens to plunge Africa into a humanitarian crisis due to food price inflation

We spoke to top African economists and experts to forecast the coming months and explore how governments can respond to mitigate the adverse impacts of the Russia-Ukraine war.

How should African governments respond to the impacts of the Russia-Ukraine conflict? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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CN
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DD
The world needs to make sure that Ukraine wins, in order to stop this domino effect that will cause global food crisis, higher petrol prices and these factors in addition to the US recession will be very heavily felt across the developing nations making them even more poorer. NATO, US and EU can stop this senseless murderous Putin's campaign immediately, if they do the following: Ukraine desperately needs game-changer modern weapons from the NATO countries. The Ukrainian military is still not receiving the heavy weapons systems Zelensky had been asking the Biden Administration and the Germans (other than M777 Howitzers and recently approved shorter-range HIMARS from the US). Scholz had been shamelessly deceiving the Ukrainians and the German leadership has utterly failed even though Chancellor Scholz has declared that he wants Ukraine to win. Right now all military analysts would agree that Russia’s ground maneuvering systems are failing and that’s why the Russian army is heavily reliant on the heavy artillery and its use. This is exactly what is grinding down the Ukrainian forces – Russia’s heavy use of artillery systems. The Russian forces had been bombing civilian urban sectors at the rate of industrial bombardment the EU had not witnessed since World War 2. Putin can stop this at any time, at any moment he can issue STOP order to his forces, since he is the one who ordered full-scale invasion of Ukraine. At this point what the US, EU and NATO needs to do is to immediately provide the Ukrainians modern heavy weapons and not just the decades old Soviet junk – T72, BMPs etc. The old Soviet junk does work, however it is still the old Soviet made junk – not a true gamechanger that we need to see on the battlefield. The US, NATO and EU need to step up the game and immediately provide the Ukrainians: longer range artillery rockets (300km range HIMARS), land based anti-ship platforms with longer-range capabilities, M1A1 / M1A2 and Leopard tanks, longer range anti-air capabilities. These systems will have an immediate impact and guarantee the Ukrainians will be victorious on the battlefield. This is the only way we can stop the Dictator Putin and his war criminal generals, oligarchs and cronies (who fund and support the war efforts). This is the only way we can stop this war – make 100% sure Ukraine wins and will be victorious on the battlefield!