As Russia wraps up its high level summit with African countries Friday, just how much real influence does Russia have in the continent?
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.
DENVER (Africa News Matters) — There are no doubts about the strategic importance of the African continent to the world’s superpowers. Just as Russia, China, and India have upped the ante in relations with African nations, the United States, considered grossly lagging in its strategic relations with the continent, appears ready to change its ways. The Obama…