Monday, April 24, 2023

Influence of Russian Mercenary Group Surges in Africa

 The Washington Post published on 23 April 2023 an article titled "Wagner Group Surges in Africa as U.S. Influence Fades, Leak Reveals" by Greg Miller and Robyn Dixon.  

Based on recently leaked U.S. intelligence, the article concludes that Russia's mercenary Wagner Group is increasing its influence in Africa while that of the United States is waning.  Wagner's rise heralds a new surge of great power competition in Africa and with it a resurgence of authoritarianism.