With recent high-level visits to Africa by the foreign ministers of Russia and the US, Sergei Lavrov and Antony Blinken, respectively, it is critical that the continent define its own vision of a post-Ukraine world. Africa must focus on concrete strategies in the three areas of security, political, and economic decolonisation.

The continent from the Sahel to the Horn continues to be racked by violent extremism fuelled by socioeconomic inequalities and poor governance. Africa must thus prioritise democratic governance to curb conflicts and consolidate popular participation in decision-making...

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