ANC Secretary-General Says Putin Welcome In South Africa Despite ICC Arrest Warrant

South Africa wants peace between Ukraine and Russia. That was the message from the head of the country’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party during a contentious interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Fikile Mbalula also stressed his party would welcome Russian President Vladimir Putin if he attended the upcoming BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) summit in Durban, South Africa. That’s despite the International Criminal Court issuing an arrest warrant for Putin over alleged war crimes in Ukraine. Digital news outlet African Stream breaks it down.

In recent years, Malian leaders have turned to Russia / credit: Twitter / De Olho No Front

An African View On Ukraine: Q&A with Dr. Fred M’Membe of Socialist Party of Zambia

"By Any Means Necessary" hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacqueline Luqman were joined November 8 by Dr. Fred M’membe, president of the Socialist Party of Zambia, to discuss the conflict in Ukraine from an African perspective, the shared history between Russia and African countries, why African countries continue to remain neutral on Ukraine, and why African countries continue to push for de-escalation and peace.