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African countries face food supply ’emergency’ amid war in Ukraine

Ukraine believes its fate will be decided in the mud and blood of Donbas - where its troops are trying to grind Russia's army into the dirt using skill, courage, and a fearsome arsenal of Western weaponry. But it seems increasingly likely that its destiny could be decided on another frontline, thousands of miles away: In the deserts of the Middle East and drought-stricken farmlands of Africa, where 44million people who relied on the country for food are now facing famine unless the conflict can be brought to a swift end.…

World faces unprecedented starvation disaster, says UN chief

World faces unprecedented starvation disaster, says UN chief THE UNITED NATIONS - There is a "real risk" of a number of famines this 12 months, UN chief Antonio Guterres mentioned on Friday and urged ministers assembly on meals safety to take sensible steps to stabilize meals markets and cut back volatility commodity costs. "We are facing an unprecedented global hunger crisis," Guterres…

Africa ‘held hostage’ by Russian invasion, says Zelenskyy

Africa 'held hostage' by Russian invasion, says Zelenskyy Kyiv, Ukraine - Ukraine's president informed the African Union that the continent had been "held hostage" in Russia's invasion of Ukraine amid catastrophic rises in meals costs. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's closed-door speech follows weeks of requests for him to deal with African nations. Many of them retain shut ties to Russia and…

Malian and Central African research ministers

Last week was the big economic summit in St. Petersburg. The Central African and Malian mining ministers were particularly present and both expressed themselves in Russian media, in particular Sputnik and Ria.ru. The main purpose stated is to intensify the…

President Zelensky succeeded in convincing the European Union

Volodymyr Zelensky spoke on Monday, June 20, through a video conference and behind closed doors in front of the expanded AU bureau, which includes the AU chairman, the chairman of the AU commission and accredited ambassadors. This speech by the Ukrainian President comes after President Macky Sall's visit to Russia on June 3 to demand a resumption of exports of Russian and Ukrainian grain, on which some African countries depend. "Africa is the hostage of those who started the war against our state," the Ukrainian president…

War in Ukraine: in front of the African Union, “the president said

Volodymyr Zelensky speaks this Monday afternoon through a video conference to his African counterparts. An intervention that the President of Ukraine has been asking for for several weeks already. If nothing has filtered through the content of his speech, however, the Ukrainian leader should try to make the countries of the continent aware of Kyiv, in war since February 24 with Russia. Africa has avoided taking a clear stand. , despite suffering the economic consequences.

a long-awaited speech by Zelensky before the Union

Volodymyr Zelensky will address the African Union this Monday, June 20, in the afternoon. From Kyiv, the Ukrainian president will challenge the AU conference office, as will the African ambassadors accredited to the institution. This is the first time the…

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