Every nation on and off the coast of the African continent has been a possession of a NATO member state except for Liberia – officially. RR

Deutsche Welle
January 13, 2023

German, French ministers want African solidarity with Europe
The top envoys said they wanted African countries to be part of a more unified front against Russia

The German and French foreign ministers wrapped up a two-day visit to Ethiopia on Friday, calling for cooperation between Europe and African countries to respond to world crises, including the war in Ukraine.

Speaking at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said they wanted Africa to show solidarity with Europe against Russia’s war in Ukraine.

“In these times, when our peaceful order in Europe has been attacked by the Russian war of aggression, we, as Europeans, need the support of our friends and partners worldwide,” Baerbock said.


Though the AU has condemned Russia’s invasion, many nations on the continent remained neutral because they have long-standing ties with Russia.


“We want to intensify the relationship between the EU and the African Union,” Baerbock said.

As of 1913. Ethiopia would be conquered by Italy in 1936. Liberia was a quasi-colony of the U.S.