The European Business Council for Africa

Date: 31 March 2022, 15:00-16:30 CET


Afrika-Verein invites you to their online event to discuss the political and economic implications that the war in the Ukraine has on the African continent.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has put an abrupt end to 30 years of peace on the European continent. In response, Germany joined many other states in adopting far-reaching sanctions against Russia and proclaimed a "turning point" in foreign policy. The United Nations General Assembly - with a historic majority of 141 votes - condemned Russia's attack on Ukraine in a resolution. As the war continues, it becomes increasing clear that not only its humanitarian and political, but also its economic fallout will have impacts on a global scale.

The war is also making itself felt on the African continent and poses complex questions and challenges for actors from politics, business, and society: What are the impacts of the sanctions on African economies? Are the economic effects of the war creating new destabilizing factors on the African continent? How can African and European actors position themselves in relation to each other in this tense geopolitical situation?

Together with Steven Gruzd, Head of the Russia Africa Project and of the African Governance and Diplomacy Programme of South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), Benno Müchler, Head of Foundation Office Ethiopia/African Union of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Ulf-Peter Noetzel, Managing Director & Chairman of Trade Finance – Financial Institutions of Deutsche Bank, we would like to address these questions and exchange views.


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