Saturday, July 22, 2023

Russia-Africa Summit: What's In It for Africa?

 The Conversation published on 21 July 2023 a commentary titled "Russia-Africa Summit Provides a Global Stage for Moscow to Puff Up Its Influence" by Joseph Siegle, Africa Center for Strategic Studies.

While Russian-African economic ties such as trade and investment are modest, the continent provides Russia with a global stage from which Moscow can enhance its geostrategic image.  Africa matters more to Russia, especially in the aftermath of its invasion of Ukraine, than Russia does to Africa.