Russian influence in Africa collapsed after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. More than a quarter of a century later, President Vladimir Putin's desire to restore Russia to great power status has seemingly renewed its aspiration for the continent writes Theo Neethling for The Conversation.
U.S. General Warns of Russian, Chinese Inroads in Africa
VOA, 8 February 2019
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How Russia Is Growing Its Strategic Influence in Africa
The Conversation Africa, 6 February 2019
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President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the inaugural Russia-Zimbabwe Business Forum in Moscow, Russia.
Russia and China Back Nuclear As a Clean-Power Fix for Africa
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 7 February 2019
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Despite outpacing Russia in political alliances and economic deals on the continent, Beijing is facing faces competition from Moscow. But its strategies relies on the use of ... Read more »
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The UN Security Council has agreed to extend its peacekeeping mission in the country as Russia warns thet France must put aside "parochial national interests" and recognize its ... Read more »
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