Africa Became an Accidental Victim of Russia-Ukraine Conflict—Akufo-Addo Reiterates

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At the Global Peace Summit in Switzerland, President Akufo-Addo underscored the significant adverse effects of the Ukraine war on African economies, living standards, and inflation rates.

He elaborated on how the conflict has caused widespread disruptions far beyond Europe, severely impacting Africa, which he described as an unintended casualty of the war.

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Key Points from President Akufo-Addo’s Address:

  1. Impact on African economies:
  • The war has disrupted supply chains, causing economic havoc across the continent.
  • Inflation rates have surged, leading to skyrocketing food prices.
  • These economic disruptions have significantly deteriorated living standards.
  1. Africa’s Position on the Conflict:
  • Africa opposes colonialism and domination, viewing Russian aggression in Ukraine in this context.
  • The continent has experienced severe economic consequences due to the conflict.
  1. Call for Involvement in Conflict Resolution:
  • President Akufo-Addo stressed the importance of Africa’s involvement in efforts to resolve the Ukraine conflict.
  • He advocated for a resolution based on comprehensive, just, and lasting peace, adhering to international law and the UN Charter.
  1. Engagement with Global Powers:
  • He emphasized the necessity of involving major global players like Russia and China in the peace process.
  • Their participation is deemed essential for arriving at a definitive settlement of the conflict.

President Akufo-Addo’s Remarks:

  • On the Effects of the War:
  • “We oppose colonialism and domination, but in this context, we view Russian aggression in Ukraine.”
  • “The consequences of the invasion go far beyond the confines of Europe. Indeed, in many ways, Africa has been the greatest victim.”
  • “This has had a terrible impact on our economies, on living standards, and on high inflation.”
  • On conflict resolution:
  • “We have an interest in participating in efforts to find a solution to this conflict.”
  • “If we’re ever going to arrive at a definitive settlement, their involvement is essential.”

President Akufo-Addo’s address at the summit highlighted the interconnectedness of global conflicts and their far-reaching impacts, urging for comprehensive international cooperation to achieve peace and stability.

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