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Russia parries off Ukraine invasion blame for global economic crisis

– – The Russian government has rejected recent news reporting with the narrative that its invasion of Ukraine has led to a global economic crisis. Russia is currently engaged in a war with Ukraine, a move that has led to several sanctions being placed on the Eastern European super power. The International Monetary Fund has said that the economic damage… Read More
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UN Ban On Russia: How African Nations Voted

– – African nations were divided during Thursday’s vote to suspend Russia from the United Nations‘ human rights council over allegations of gross human rights violations in Ukraine, brushing aside Moscow’s warning that it would view such a decision as an unfriendly act. Russia had warned countries at the UN that a yes vote or abstention on a U.S. push to… Read More
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RUSSIA: THE LATEST VICTIM TO READYMADE MEDIA WAR PROPAGANDA

By Alimamy Bakarr Sankoh President Vladimir Putin of Russia: “People in some countries protest against me and call me killer, but they don’t see that I am at war with Nazis. I don’t rebuke those who are against me today, because people are not guilty. Some media has been able to trick people with their lies and provoke them against… Read More
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Talking Blues: Only the dead have seen the end of war

By Mapwiya Muulupale Oblivious to Sun Tzu’s advice in The Art of War exhorting warriors that the supreme art of war means subduing the enemy without firing a single shot, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin ill-advisedly invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022. About a week earlier, in an onstage conversation at the Munich Security Conference between Christiane Amanpour and Ukrainian President… Read More
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Hundreds of African students starving in Ukraine as evacuation delays

– – Hundreds of African students are reportedly starving in Ukraine as Russian forces pummel the north-eastern city of Sumy for days now. The students are nationals of Nigeria, Ghana, Somalia and other countries who are stuck in Ukraine. Reports say apart from food shortage, there is also no water, compelling the stranded students to drink melted snow. The situation… Read More
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The 17 African countries that declined to deplore Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

– – Seventeen (17) African countries on Wednesday abstained from voting to deplore Russia’s invasion of Ukraine when a vote was called on the subject at the UN General Assembly. These countries included South Africa, Algeria, Uganda, Burundi, Senegal, South Sudan, Mali and Mozambique. The rest were Sudan, Namibia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Equatorial Guinea, Central Africa Republic, Madagascar, Tanzania and Congo.… Read More
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AU condemns reported ill treatment of Africans trying to leave Ukraine

– – The current Chair of the African Union and President of the Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall, and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, have condemned reported ill treatment of Africans trying to flee the conflict in Ukraine. The AU said its leaders have been “following closely the developments in Ukraine and are particularly disturbed… Read More
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Ukraine: AU expresses ‘extreme concern’ over Russia invasion

– – The African Union (AU) has expressed concern over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and subsequent attack that has left many dead. The continental body has called for an “immediate ceasefire” to avoid what it a “planetary conflict”. AU chairman and Senegalese President Macky Sall, and AU Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat have both in a joint statement said they… Read More