How is the war in Ukraine affecting perceptions of Russia in Africa?

Aanu Adeoye outlines how the invasion of Ukraine is affecting perceptions of Russia across the Africa region.

Explainer Video Published 10 June 2022 2 minute watch

How is the war in Ukraine affecting perceptions of Russia in Africa?

— Aanu Adeoye outlines how the invasion of Ukraine is affecting perceptions of Russia across the Africa region.

He says the voting patterns at the United Nations (UN) shows that the majority of African countries are unhappy about Russia’s actions, but there is not a united voice as there is in the European Union (EU) and North America.

Certain countries are heavily influenced by historical ties with Russia going back to the Soviet era and their own struggles for liberation, while others tend to remain non-aligned whenever possible.