Russia /Africa – Afreximbank ropes in Russian companies to invest in railway projects in Africa

2018/02/12 – The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) said on Friday it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Russian Railways and the Russian Export Center (REC) to cooperate in implementing export and investment projects in the railway sector in Africa.Under the terms of the MoU, the parties will undertake mutual consultations on export and investment projects abroad and by jointly developing project financing schemes in the sector. Continuer à lire … « Russia /Africa – Afreximbank ropes in Russian companies to invest in railway projects in Africa »

Russia’s game in Libya (Opinion)

2018/14/11 – The strategy of Vladimir Putin, in the difficult Libyan chessboard, has always been particularly silent. The Kremlin, after the fall of Muhammar Gaddafi, moved with caution, aware that the end of the colonel had a disastrous effect on the construction of the Russian strategy in the Mediterranean after the fall of the Soviet Union. But the West, which has made a hell out of that Libya, has not supplanted the other superpowers. After Gaddafi, another leader did not arrive, but the war exploded: civil and not. And in this quagmire, Russia has managed to transform itself into an increasingly dynamic and increasingly necessary actor. Italy knows it very well, since Giuseppe Conte [the now in Office Italian Prime Minister] went to Moscow to drag Russia to his side.

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Libya conference kicks off in Italy despite Haftar’s absence

2018/12/11 – Rival Libyan factions and international delegations have arrived in the Italian city of Palermo for a two day conference focused on uniting the country’s institutions and preparing for a national election. Continuer à lire … « Libya conference kicks off in Italy despite Haftar’s absence »

Libya / Russia – Haftar meets Russian defence minister in Moscow

2018/09/11 – Russia’s defense minister Sergei Shoigu met with the Libyan commander of the self-styled army Khalifa Haftar in Moscow on Wednesday, Russian media reported.

Shoigu and Haftar discussed the Libyan crisis and the security situation in the Middle East and North Africa, Russian news agencies said, citing a defense ministry statement.

Italy will host an international conference on Libya on Nov. 12 and 13, which Haftar will attend, Italy has said.

Haftar’s office has not confirmed his attendance yet, but said the meeting in Moscow had covered ways to end Libya’s crisis and the fight against terrorism.

Libyan Express / Sahel-Elite Photo : Parts of Haftar’s visit to Russia (Social Media)

France hits out at Putin over NEW plot – ‘Africa does NOT belong to Russia’ #Uranium

2018/06/11 – France on Monday expressed concern about the ongoing instability in its former colony the Central African Republic, warning in particular against an increased Russian military presence there that Paris says could undermine peace efforts. Continuer à lire … « France hits out at Putin over NEW plot – ‘Africa does NOT belong to Russia’ #Uranium »

Sudan, Russia discuss military cooperation

2018/29/10 – Sudanese Army’s Chief of General Staff Kamal Abdel-Marouf and Russia’s deputy chief of staff, Admiral Igor Osipov, have discussed military cooperation between the two countries.Abdel-Marouf on Sunday met with the visiting Russian Admiral in the presence of Sudan’s chief of staff of the naval forces, Maj. Gen. Abdallah al-Matari al-Faradi besides the military attachés in Moscow and Khartoum. Continuer à lire … « Sudan, Russia discuss military cooperation »

Russia/Africa -Defense official slams double standards for making terrorism ‘lucrative global business’

2018/28/10 – A defense official says Russia doesn’t negotiate with terrorists it destroys them in battle.

The politics of double standards used by some countries helped turn modern terrorism into a global-scale profitable business, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Colonel General Alexander Fomin said at a plenary session of the Beijing Xiangshan Forum on security on Thursday. Continuer à lire … « Russia/Africa -Defense official slams double standards for making terrorism ‘lucrative global business’ »