Ducking the crossfire doesn’t mean staying neutral – Africa should take independent, principled positions that support the UN Charter.
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.
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.