The war in Ukraine and the African renaissance

The table shows exports of grain for the six highest exporters of wheat and coarse grains (which comprise maize, or corn, sorghum and barley) the staple foods in Sub-Saharan Africa
The table shows exports of grain for the six highest exporters of wheat and coarse grains (which comprise maize, or corn, sorghum and barley) the staple foods in Sub-Saharan Africa

Is Africa failing to take advantage of a crisis? Never fail to take advantage of a crisis! HENRY CHIHWAYI* writes

Instead of making further excuses for African leaders’ failures to provide their economies and electorates with basic commodities, the conflict in the Ukraine must provide the African continent’s leadership with scope and urgency to find each other and pursue the African agenda for the benefit of Africans.

Sir Winston Churchill once remarked: “never let a good crisis go to waste”. If African leaders don’t take full advantage of the situation in the Ukraine, the African continent will be taken advantage of and any African renaissance on the agenda will be reset back another quarter of a century. And should the conflict in Ukraine finish now, there will be massive investment in rebuilding infrastructure destroyed by the conflict such that not much attention will be paid to African cries for assistance, so the call for Africa to wake up is NOW!

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