Russia in Africa

Russia-Africa Relations: “Geopolitical Arena with Many Players Operating”

As preparations are underway for the second Russia-Africa summit planned for 2022, African leaders, politicians, academic researchers and experts have been discussing several aspects of the current state of Russia-Africa relations. They, most often, compare it with a number of…

Russia’s Cooperation Agreement with African Union. Economic and Geopolitical Implications

On November 16, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held diplomatic talks with his counterpart, Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, who paid a working visit to Moscow, Russia. The talks, intended to strengthen political dialogue, also focused on…

Understanding Russia’s Special Interest Within The Context Of Power Shift In Sudan

Whether it was “a coup or not a coup” by definition, description or explanation, what happened October 25 was simply a power shift or appropriately a political power grab under gun point (unconstitutional change of government and state power) in…

It’s time for Africa: Assessing Russia’s relations with the continent

By Kester Kenn Klomegah A Moscow-based public policy advisor specializing in Russia, the Eurasian Union and Africa explains some of the aspects of current Russia-African relations, problems and challenges, as well as its future perspectives. While over the past two…