Meeting with Turkish counterpart Erdogan produces no tangible sign that Moscow is preparing to budge on allowing Ukrainian ships safe passage.
Russia’s exit from the Black Sea grain initiative, India’s ban on rice exports and a “strong” El Niño expected in the second half of this year mean the global food security warning lights have started to flash red.
Russia and Africa can work together to protect national sovereignty and put an end to colonialism, Russian President Vladimir Putin told African delegates at the 2023 Africa-Russia summit in St. Petersburg.
Putin stated that Russia had the ability to “fill in the gap left by the withdrawal of the Ukrainian grain from the global market, either by selling its grain or by transferring it for free to the neediest countries in Africa”.
The first investments are due to begin in six counties in sub-Saharan Africa in 2025.