The war in Ukraine has had a wide-ranging impact on food and energy supplies. The disruption to energy supplies is most keenly felt in the European Union (EU) The EU sources a quarter of its oil imports and 40% of its natural gas from Russia. The EU announced plans for a total ban on Russian oil and refined product imports by the end of the year. Experts say that the prospect of continued disruption to food supplies as a result of the war will trigger a search for long-term alternatives to Russian imports. Europe is mulling Africa as a potential future source of gas, but lacks the infrastructure to pipe it between the continents. The heavy investment required to source new supplies suggests that any development of new supply channels could ensure a long . . .