Ducking the crossfire doesn’t mean staying neutral – Africa should take independent, principled positions that support the UN Charter.
African leaders have called for reforms of the United Nations system. The AU chairperson and Senegal’s President Macky Sall said Africa “does not want to be the breeding ground of a new Cold War.”
Ideology informs foreign policy practice. Behaviour that could – for better or worse – influence individual lives.
A new law to punish states that back certain Russian actions could have major implications for African countries.
The Ukraine crisis is significantly increasing political stress and potential conflict throughout Africa.
Russia’s invasion of its West-leaning neighbour revives Cold War faultlines and shows its influence across the continent.
The resolution is not legally binding, but is an expression of the views of the UN membership.
History has run off the groove of the ‘liberal world order’ and on to a new trajectory, propelled by Russia’s attack on Ukraine, for which all sides are responsible and deserving of blame.
The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution tabled by South Africa to defend Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya’s right to participate in sports. The world champion is currently challenging proposals by the International Association of Athletics Federations to restrict natural testosterone levels in female athletes.