Relations between Russia and the U.S. have deteriorated over the years and this may have had a bearing on Russia's decision to turn its attentions to new partners in Africa, with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visiting Angola, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Ethiopia recently.
Moscow Eyes Greater Engagement in Ethiopia's Energy Development
Ethiopian Herald, 10 March 2018
Russia seeks to enhance engagement in the development of nuclear energy facility in Ethiopia and resume daily flight from Addis Ababa to Moscow as part cementing the growing ties… Read more »
Russia to Make Ethiopia Center of Excellence in Science, Technology
ENA, 10 March 2018
Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov announced his country's desirous to make Ethiopia center of excellence in science and technology in Africa. Read more »
Ethiopia, Russia to Reinforce Ties
Ethiopia and Russia through their foreign ministers have agreed to reinforce diplomatic and economic relations to heighten the level of their partnership. Read more »
U.S. and Russia in Africa - Trade and Security Interests
Deutsche Welle, 9 March 2018
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov both visited Ethiopia but appear not to have met. DW spoke to Chatham House expert Alex Vines about… Read more »
Visit of Foreign Ministers Diplomatic Victory for Ethiopia - Minister
The visit of the foreign ministers of UAE, U.S, and Russia is a diplomatic victory for Ethiopia, Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu said. Read more »
Joint Communique On the Meeting Between Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, and Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
African Union, 9 March 2018
Joint Communique on the meeting between Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, and Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Read more »
Russian Foreign Minister Stops Over During Africa Tour
Deutsche Welle, 7 March 2018
The veteran Russian politician is in Africa at the same time as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes his maiden visit to the continent. Read more »
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (file photo).
Tillerson Stops in Ethiopia on First Official Visit to Africa
VOA, 8 March 2018
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was welcomed to Ethiopia Wednesday on the red carpet by Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu on the first stop on his official visit to Africa, a… Read more »
Top Russian Envoy Jets in
The Herald, 7 March 2018
Russian Foreign Minister Mr Sergey Lavrov visits the country today to deliver a special message to President Mnangagwa from President Vladimir Putin. Zimbabwe and Russia enjoy warm… Read more »
Russian Foreign Affairs Minister in Luanda
ANGOP, 5 March 2018
The Russian minister of Foreign Affairs, Serguey Lavrov, arrived on Monday morning in Luanda, for an official visit of some hours intended to strengthen the bilateral relations. Read more »
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