Vladimir Putin is hosting leaders from the continent, promising aid and lashing out at the West.
As Russia wraps up its high level summit with African countries Friday, just how much real influence does Russia have in the continent?
US senators call on Biden administration to withhold $320m in aid over Egypt’s ‘deteriorating’ human rights record.
Free grain promises to African nations aren’t enough to pull the continent to Moscow’s side.
At a summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, President Vladimir V. Putin offered free grain as he sought to shore up ties with the continent. But lower-than-hoped-for attendance among African leaders hinted at tempering support.
The mercenary group is so deeply enmeshed in the Central African Republic and several other nations that it can’t be easily replaced, experts say.
South Africa is accused of helping supply Russia with weapons for the Ukraine war, a charge that South Africa denies.
Amid war in Ukraine, some strategists are setting their eyes on the “decolonization” of Russia itself.
South Africa is under fire for hosting joint naval exercises with Russia during the one-year anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine, with critics saying it will be a propaganda victory for Moscow. But what does the third participant in the drills, China, have to gain from the tripartite exercises taking place this week? Some analysts told…
Mali said it and Russia will seek to strengthen security and defense ties, in a country where Russia already provides helicopters and mercenaries.