Africa, an unintended collateral victim of Russia–Ukraine war: How will the war affect the continent’s fight against terrorism?


  • Nkobi Madziba University of Botswana, Botswana.


Arica, Realism, Russia-Ukrine War, Terrorism, Unilateral Victim


This paper examined security problems brought about  by  Russia –Ukraine war to Africa and contends that nations ( which are either military aid donors or harbour companies and firms that produce and export military equipment ) involved in the war for different reasons and different magnitudes at some point will focus solely on Ukraine, with military aid from donor countries involved in the war becoming limited consequently leaving Africa-a continent that relies heavily on aid faced with a serious security challenge especially in the wake of rising terrorism not only in the continent but globally. The paper inferred therefore that Africa is an unintended collateral victim of the Russia-Ukraine protracted war. The paper also used realism as its theoretical framework.


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How to Cite

Madziba, N. (2023). Africa, an unintended collateral victim of Russia–Ukraine war: How will the war affect the continent’s fight against terrorism?. Inverge Journal of Social Sciences, 2(1), 17–31. Retrieved from