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The Secret War in Africa

By Steve Brown – The Warsaw Pact may no longer exist, but by contrast the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is expanding its perceived role – the enforcement of western interest – especially in resource-rich Africa.  NATO’s expansion in Africa is intended to assert western corporate influence, where Macron’s France apparently wishes to usurp Germany as […]

Russia supplies weapons to Gabon for the first time

MOSCOW – Russia provided Gabon with light weapons for free to combat poaching and protect national parks, the Russian Defense Ministry told reporters. “The Russian Ministry of Defense has provided light weapons for free to the Gabonese Republic to support the Government of this country in the fight against poaching and the protection of national […]

Russian warship to conduct naval exercises with China and South Africa

CAPE TOWN – The Russian missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov arrived in Cape Town to participate in joint naval maneuvers with China and South Africa, said the spokesman of the North Fleet of Russia, Captain Vadim Serga. Last week, the press service of the Northern Fleet reported that at the end of November the three countries […]

The 21st century is the century of Africa

Just as Latin America was a major center of opportunity in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it is possible to say that the 21st century is the century of Africa, claims economist Igor de Lucena of the Brazil Africa Institute. In an interview with Sputnik Brasil on Wednesday, the second and last day […]

Companies from Russia and the Czechia team up to build cement factory in Nigeria

Russian companies Drobmash and Energomotor, Czech PSP Engineering and Nigerian Abia Cement signed a memorandum of understanding to build a cement factory in Nigeria, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Russia, Steve Ugbah, announced. “We have just signed the memorandum of understanding,” the ambassador said. The factory with the capacity to produce two million tons of cement annually […]

BRICS: Unequal economic growth could distance countries from bloc

The interests of the BRICS countries are likely to become increasingly divergent due to the disparity in the rates of economic growth in the bloc’s countries, points out economist Sergei Ermolaev of the Chair of Economic Theory at Russia’s Plekhanov University of Economics. This week, Standard and Poor’s (S&P), a rating agency, published a report […]

Russia Continues Strengthening Africa’s Stability, Ensuring Regional Security, Writes Off $20 BILLION of Debt

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia will continue its effort toward an international strategic policy for strengthening Africa’s stability and ensuring regional security, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday at the Russia-Africa Summit. “As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, Russia intends to continue actively participating in elaborating a strategic policy of the global community and […]

Why Does Africa Need The West When It Has Russia?

Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba said in a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin back in July 2018 that “Africa needs” Russia’s support because it is a “big country [and] it has huge capabilities and can contribute a lot for the good of the continent,” said the leader of Gabon. He valued Russian participation […]