Kester Kenn Klomegah

Kester Kenn Klomegah, who previously worked for the Inter Press Service (IPS), is an observer of socio-economic and political development issues in former Soviet republics, particularly in the Russian Federation and Eurasia. He enjoys travelling and visiting historical places in Eastern and Central Europe. Klomegah is a frequent and passionate contributor to Pressenza Media.

Why African Elites Need Honorary Medals for Corruption

Without a doubt, Africa’s political history has indeed documented that power collapses, absolute power collapses absolutely. The worst scenario is political power fraught with deep-seated corruption, lack of transparency, and lack of public accountability. This has been the case, over…

Russia Dealing with Neo-Colonialism in Africa

The United States, European Union and their Pacific allies’ sanctions are truely fast-driving Russia towards Africa. As the sanctions bite, Russia continues stepping up to realign with Africa, steadily stemming its policy with mountainous pledges of helping with sustainable development,…

Remember RUDN University

In an insightful long-ranging conversation, the newly appointed Rector of the RUDN University (Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia), Oleg Yastrebov, discusses the latest developments, educational reforms, students’ enrollment as well as cultural diversity in his multinational university. By Kester Kenn…

Sergey Lavrov meets with League of Arab States on Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Over the years, Russia’s participation in the meeting of League of Arab States (LAS), that consists of a host of Middle Eastern and North African countries, the discussions focused on their regional conflicts, its implications and impact on development. It…

Under China’s Chairmanship BRICS Launches Vaccine R&D Center

The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), an association of five emerging economies, made one huge step forward, perhaps driven by the Covid-19 pandemic that spread across the world, to launch finally the BRICS Vaccine R&D Center on…

Significance of Russian Officials and African Ambassadors Meetings on Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Russian diplomats at the Foreign Ministry have been stepping efforts to get first-hand blistering information on the Russia-Ukraine crisis, its primary causes and implications to African governments. By Kester Kenn Klomegah On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a…

Russia-Ukraine Crisis: United Nations and the African Votes

Russia’s military invasion into the territory pf the former Soviet republic of Ukraine was the main theme on the agenda for deliberation held on March 3 at the United Nations General Assembly. By Kester Kenn Klomegah Russia launched a large-scale…

UEFA relocates 2022 Champions League from St. Petersburg to Paris

Saint Petersburg, the second largest Russian city, has lost the hosting rights for the 2022 Union of the European Football Association (UEFA) champion league primarily due to the current Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. By Kester Kenn Klomegah The Union…

European Union targeting Comprehensive Partnership with Africa

European Union seeks to build strongly on its existing economic and trade during the February 17 – 18th summit with African leaders, and the African Union. Leading business enterprises and representatives from academic, civil society organizations and media will be…

Russian Policy Failing Africa’s Sustainable Development

Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to Russia, Brigadier General (rtd) Nicholas Mike Sango, who has been in his post since July 2015, was one of the African envoys to attend a special meeting with Russian legislators to exchange views on common problems, common issues…

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