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African Peace Mission

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News:

African leaders have travelled to Russia, after having visited Ukraine, on a ‘peace mission’.

What:

  • It is a self-styled peace mission by a group of African leaders.

Why:

  • It is an effort ‘to find a path to peace’ with regards to Russia-Ukraine War.

Significance:

  • This is the 1st time that Africa is uniting for the resolution of a conflict outside of the continent.
  • Africa is highly reliant on food and fertilizer imports from Russia and Ukraine. Hence, the ongoing conflict is negatively affecting the African economies.

Who:

  • Involved in this mission are the leaders of 7 African countries:
    • Comoros
    • Senegal
    • South Africa
    • Zambia
    • Egypt
    • Republic of Congo
    • Uganda

Facts:

  • This African peace mission comes in the wake of other missions to mediate peace in eastern Europe, such as the one by China.
  • Of these 7 African countries,
    • Those that avoided censuring Russia over the conflict:
      • South Africa
      • Senegal
      • Uganda
    • Those that have voted at the UNGA against Moscow’s invasion:
      • Egypt
      • Comoros
      • Zambia

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