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Interview: "Our continent Is a Victim of a Conflict Taking Place Over 10,000 km Away"


Africa is particularly vulnerable to the consequences of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict due to its heavy reliance on food imports. The President of the African Union, Macky Sall, maintains a neutral stance in the crisis, advocating for the release of grain and fertilizers stocks stuck in Ukraine. How does the Russia-Ukraine conflict concretely affect Africa? What role do geopolitical interests play in the positioning of African countries regarding the war in Ukraine? And is it a genuine step towards greater African sovereignty? Professor Mame Penda Ba answers these questions.

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