Thursday, January 26, 2023

Russia's Wagner Group Fuels Terrorism in Africa

 Foreign Policy posted on 25 January 2023 an article titled "How Russia's Wagner Group Is Fueling Terrorism in Africa" by Colin P. Clarke.

Russia's Wagner Group mercenaries are deployed to Sudan, Mali, and the Central African Republic to provide security to kleptocratic regimes in return for access to valuable commodities, including diamonds, gold, uranium, and other precious resources.  The Wagner Group's presence in a country has energized jihadi groups and given Islamic State and al-Qaeda affiliates greater freedom of movement and space to operate.