Russia-Ukraine conflict deepens poverty in Africa - United Nations

online desk |  10 months ago | international

The United Nations (UN) secretary-general Antonio Guterres says the Russia-Ukraine conflict is aggravating a food, energy and financial crisis across Africa. 

Speaking at a press conference after meeting Senegalese President Macky Sall in Dakar, Guterres who is making his first visit to the African continent since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, said the current situation in Ukraine is likely to create what he called a “triple crisis” of problems for Africa.

Gutteres called for efforts to ensure a steady flow of food and energy to Africa through open markets, the removal of all unnecessary export restrictions on exports, and the allocation of surpluses and reserves to those who need them, while controlling food prices to calm market volatility.