Home PoliticsAfrica News The Rise of Racism in Europe and the Murder of George Floyd has shifted global African relations with the West and the US; Thus the African support for Russia.

The Rise of Racism in Europe and the Murder of George Floyd has shifted global African relations with the West and the US; Thus the African support for Russia.

I have long predicted that the Western world and the United States have been on a path of losing long-term economic and political relations with Africa.  For the past 20yrs, China and Russia have intensified their outreach to Africa, not solely based on the old colonial approach and attitude, but partially on mutually beneficial terms.

On the contrary, most Western European nations have remained committed to their old colonial relations and refused to depart from the one-size-fits-all approach to Africa. The United States as a major superpower has for long-neglected any viable relations with Africa. As the world gets smaller and social media and horrible images of racism and the white police killing of Black men circulate the African continent, the resentment and sins of the past are bubbling to the surface.  Many African leaders continue to view the US and its Western allies with deep suspicions as they are reminded of US support of apartheid in South Africa.

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These enduring racism and colonial legacies of the West and the US have and continue to shape Africas’ relations with the western world; thus the  asupport for Russia as Putin invade Ukraine.

At the United Nations on Wednesday, South Africa was among 24 African countries that declined to join the resounding vote denouncing Russian aggression: 16 African countries abstained, seven didn’t vote at all and one — Eritrea — voted against it, keeping company only with Russia, Belarus, Syria, and North Korea.

Despite the U.S. plea for African nations to voice more opposition to  Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. This week, most African countries voted in favor of a U.N. resolution condemning the conflict in Ukraine waged by Russia. But  African nations will likely say little about the war and protecting Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, especially as reports of racism against African students attempting to flee Ukraine continue to circulate on social media across the African continent.

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