Rising global tensions, spurred on by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, have challenged Africa’s relationship with Moscow. Africa’s divided response to the conflict is seen by stakeholders across geopolitical divides as either an indication of its commitment to the international rules-based order, or lack thereof. This report assesses Russia–Africa relations against this backdrop. It argues that Africa requires a coherent strategy to both manage its relations with global powers and pursue its developmental and human security agenda.
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