Russia seeks to restore and strengthen its position on the African continent


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    Dan Mwangi

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    The former Soviet Union used to be an important player on the African continent – until its economic and political clout waned with the end of the Cold War Today, Russia “seeks to restore and strengthen its position on the African continent” This is why Reported Ssghtings of Russian-speaking mercenaries in the Sudanese capital have raised concerns over the Kremlin’s recent spade of military activities in Africa. Some reports from Khartoum have emerged as anti-government protests there grow and the president faces the biggest threat to his military dictatorship since he seized power. The visibility of troops on the ground from Russia muscle comes as the Kremlin seeks to develop trade, security and defense links with Africaa. This comes just a few months after three journalists were murdered in the Central African Republic while investigating the possible presence of private Russian mercenaries in the war torn country.
    The new investigation provides the strongest evidence yet that Orkhan Dzhemal, Alexander Rastorguyev and Kirill Radchenko were killed for trying to report on military contractors whose existence is not admitted by the Kremlin. The revelations came after the CAR revealed its army’s chief of staff trained in Russia, highlighting Moscow’s growing military ties with Africa, which have alarmed the West. The CAR defence minister said during a visit to Russia on Thursday that Moscow was welcome to open a military base in the war-torn republic, where rebel groups still control large areas. Reported findings on the journalists’ killing uncovered troubling links with Yevgeny Prigozhin, a catering magnate who is known as the patron of the Wagner mercenary group they were investigating. Prigozhin was sanctioned……Subscribe to Readmore………

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