Friday, October 18, 2019

Russia's Growing Influence In Africa Oil, Military And Nuclear Tech: Russia’s Influence In Africa

Virtually all great powers have set their eyes on Africa as the continent’s global importance grows. Its population is set to double by 2050 and its economy is expected to expand significantly alongside its energy consumption. It is these projections that have driven Russia to invest heavily in strong relations in the region for when the continent’s explosive growth takes off. The Kremlin’s goal is to emulate China’s success in fostering economic, diplomatic, and military links with Africa. To become an important partner, Moscow is organizing the first-ever Russia-Africa summit on 23-24 October.

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WNU Editor: Russia's involvement in Africa is only going to be helped by the following .... nuclear know-how, arms, and an oil industry that knows what it is doing. Something that many African states are going to be more than happy to partner with.

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