Speaking about Russia’s war on Ukraine Mustafa Mheta, a senior researcher at the Media Review Network, a Johannesburg-based think tank, told the Anadolu News Agency that he expects the conflict to “have various impacts for the continent, but this will depend on how much a country does trade with Russia or Ukraine”. Mheta’s views are echoed by Sultan Kakuba, a political scientist at Uganda’s Kyambogo University, who says that “the spillover effect from the Russia-Ukraine conflict will make African economies afflicted by the pandemic suffer even more”. He said that as long as the conflict continues, African economies will not be safe as oil prices shoot up, leading to rising commodity prices and inflation.
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