Russia will provide free grain shipments to some African countries, but African countries want Russia to end the war in Ukraine

Africa will become the center of the Multipolar World, said Russian President Vladimir Putin during the second day Russia-Africa summit on Thursday, July 27, in St. Petersburg, Russia. 

However, along with some good news, there was some bad news. 

Putin left the conference without agreeing to end the war in Ukraine which African nations have urged him to do. 

Some 54 African Nations are part of the United Nations, making them the largest voting block.

“Putin plans free deliveries of 25,000 to 50,000 tons of grain to Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Mali, Somalia, the Central African Republic, and Eritrea,†according to Le Monde, an English and French newspaper.

The shortage of grains has worsened food insecurity on the continent and increased food prices, according to the African Development Bank.

The world must do more to tackle the increasing global food insecurity worsened by Russia’s war in Ukraine, the African Development Bank Group President, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, told a G7 ministerial conference on Friday.