"The mistrust does not date back to the colonial era"

"Siba Grovogui: It's complicated. What seems like a simple, unambiguous thing in Europe has several levels for us in Africa. There is no question that what Russia is doing in Ukraine is wrong and must be condemned. There is no doubt about this in most African countries. Nevertheless, there is also great unease about the Western reaction. There is a suspicion that the United Nations is being deprived of its meaning, that UN institutions such as the Security Council are being ignored and that NATO is acting alone. Ultimately, it is feared that Europe and the US will begin to replace international conflict resolution mechanisms at various levels and that this will no longer have any influence on international politics."

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