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Fri Oct 25, 2019, 01:54 AM

Putin announces Russia's return to Africa in Sochi summit [View all]

Source: AXIOS

Vladimir Putin is signaling to the world this week that Russia has returned to Africa, hosting representatives of all 54 African nations, including 43 heads of state or government, at his retreat in Sochi.

The big picture: Russia is already Africa’s top arms supplier and is deepening relationships in areas like mining and security. But Putin’s primary objective with the inaugural Russia-Africa Summit was to “rattle the U.S. and Europe, which have taken Russia’s decades-long absence from Africa for granted,” contends Paul Stronski of the Carnegie Endowment.

“The foreign policy Russia is pursuing in Africa today is driven largely by opportunism — a departure from the ideological approach of the USSR, which invested heavily … to create client regimes among revolutionary and post-colonial leaders,” Stronski writes for Axios Expert Voices.

Meanwhile, Stronski argues, “the U.S. and its allies have disengaged from Africa, creating vacuums Moscow can exploit.”



Read more: https://www.axios.com/russia-africa-summit-vladimir-putin-weapons-deals-c175b26d-00a2-4875-9fec-4b9bc0bcae4a.html



All the while the kompromi$ed orange moron and his complicit cultist$ keep his sh!t-show going, look who's taking advantage...

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