African countries have no geopolitical interest in this war. Quite the opposite, they have suffered greatly because of the conflict.
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At least Macron is trying something. Ultimately, the aim is to bring fresh air and new energy to the global financial infrastructure.
African countries have no geopolitical interest in the war and have, on the contrary, suffered greatly from the conflict, first and foremost economically
If we don’t attend to the Global South now, they might get frustrated and sell their interests. We may lose many allies that way.
I believe that the main promoter of this trip is South Africa. At the heart of the visit is not the resolution of the conflict, but the demonstration of South Africa’s non-alignment.
This mediation initiative offers an opportunity to bring Ukrainian, European and African points of view into dialogue, paving the way for broader global support to peace negotiations
It’s interesting that the US is taking a much more aggressive stance now
The very fact of the seat would help Europeans and Africans forge a “third way” on global order, as Theodore Murphy has argued, duopolistic logic of that US-China contest and seeks a middle path
French President Emmanuel Macron outlined a new “framework for security cooperation” as part of a new approach to relations with African countries
It is complicated for outside actors to conceive a mediation process where they support one of the two sides, or to restore the power-sharing agreement that was in place between the two