Russia may be shunned by many around the globe for its invasion of Ukraine, but it has found friends in Africa. Russia has been long-tied to the continent stretching back to the Cold War helping many liberation struggles gain independence from colonial rule. At the United Nations on Wednesday, South Africa was among 24 African countries that declined to join the resounding vote denouncing Russian aggression. 16 African countries abstained, seven didn't vote at all and one - Eritrea - voted against it, keeping company only with Russia, Belarus, Syria and North Korea. To tell us more about this we are now joined by South Africa's Former Ambassador to Eritrea Ambassador Professor Iqbal Jhazbhay.
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