Thursday, July 27, 2023

Russia-Africa Summit Attendance Disappoints

 Aljazeera published on 27 July 2023 an article titled "Putin On a Charm Offensive as Russia-Africa Summit Kicks Off" by Virginia Pietromarchi.

The Russia-Africa Summit opened in St. Petersburg on 27 July.  Only 17 African heads of state or government are attending as compared to 43 who attended the 2019 summit in Sochi.  This summit is being dogged by controversy over Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the recent cancellation of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which will impact negatively some African countries.