Russia Strengthens African Ties, Amid Growing U.S. Tensions

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.


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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (file photo).

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    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 »

  • Zimbabwe:   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 »

  • Angola:   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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