06/12/2019 – Sergei Lavrov drew attention to the fact that many countries had expressed their concern about the memorandum of understanding signed by Turkey and Libya’s Government of National Accord on maritime jurisdiction. Continuer à lire … « Top Russian diplomat calls for African Union’s involvement in talks on Libya »
Their differences notwithstanding, the UK and Russia could cooperate in Africa.
Today, neither Russia nor the UK can claim a leadership role in Africa. London reached the peak of its influence there between the First and Second World Wars, when the British Empire had a large part of the continent under its direct control. Moscow’s heydays in Africa were the 1960s and 1970s, when the Soviet Union was the main overseas supporter of the continent’s national liberation movements. The odds are that in the 21st century, the destinies of African countries will depend more on the logic of the emerging global competition between the US and China than on any decisions taken in the Kremlin or Downing Street. Continuer à lire … « We Should Exempt Africa from the UK-Russia Geopolitical Confrontation »
19/11/2019 – Russia will on Wednesday land the world’s biggest military aircraft in South Africa, the Tupolev Tu-160 “Blackjack” bomber, in a rare display of cooperation between the defense forces of the two countries. Continuer à lire … « Russia Sends 2 Tu-160 Nuclear Bombers to South Africa in a Display of Defense Cooperation »
18/11/2019 – In May 2019, the family of the Cossack Grigory Tsurkanu received a death certificate for him, even though he had been considered only “missing” until then, Kommersant reports, citing its own sources. Continuer à lire … « Russia declares Wagner PMC mercenary captured by ISIS dead »
18/11/2019 – The first ever Russia-Africa economic forum, which kicked off on Wednesday, has resulted in hundreds of deals and agreements, Russian Presidential Adviser Anton Kobyakov said. Continuer à lire … « Over 500 Agreements Worth $12 Billion Inked at Russia-Africa Forum »
16/11/2019 – Ambassador to Sudan Vladimir Zheltov pointed out that currently Sudan’s Armed Forces is 60% equipped with the weapons and military hardware made in either the Soviet Union or Russia Continuer à lire … « Sudan eyes defense technology cooperation with Russia »
13/10/2019 – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister for Middle East and Africa Affairs Michael Bugdanov has discussed with Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Xing Xian Dong political and security developments in Libya. The two officials stressed the need to continue cooperation between Moscow and Beijing to achieve permanent stability in the Middle East and North Africa, said the Russian Foreign Ministry which said the Libyan issue was subject of extended talks between the two officials.