The roots of hunger in Africa go deeper than Russia’s war in Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit 2022, in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (Evelyn Hockstein/Pool via AP) High-ranking U.S. officials have been trooping to Africa recently, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken next up with a visit to Ethiopia and Niger this week. A core part of their mission is to chip away at some African governments’ reluctance to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by persuading them that the conflict is deepening the continent’s severe hunger problem .

While U.S. officials are right to highlight Russia’s culpability in […]

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