Geopolitical Stakes High at First Russia-Africa Summit

More than 40 African heads of state have returned from the Black Sea retreat of Sochi after a fervent courting by Russia and with the ink drying on some substantial deals. African sovereignty, independence and a disdain for bullish western politics were part of the charm President Vladimir Putin laid on thick, according to an analysis in Legalbrief.

The second plenary session at the 2019 Russia-Africa Summit at the Sirius Park of Science and Art in Sochi, Russia, 24 October 2019.

Egypt's President Abdelfattah Alsisi and Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left and right in the centre, pose for a "family photo" with heads of countries taking part in the 2019 Russia-Africa Summit at the Sirius Park of Science and Art in Sochi, Russia, 24 October 2019.

President of Egypt Abdelfattah Al-sisi, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin during a gala reception for the heads of state and government of states participating in the 2019 Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia, 23 October 2019.

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