Tag: Kremlin

Niger’s junta chief talks ‘security cooperation’ with Russia’s Putin amid Western fears

March 27, 2024

Russian President Vladimir Putin and the chief of Niger’s military junta, Abdourahmane Tiani, had an important phone call on Tuesday (26 March), the Kremlin has ... Read More

France’s Macron ‘resents’ Russia over its growing influence in Francophone Africa — Putin

March 15, 2024

Russian President Vladimir Putin has zoomed in on his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and his vocal criticism of Moscow’s war on Ukraine, arguing that this ... Read More

Russia launches new ‘Africa Corps’, part of Putin’s new military plans for the continent

February 13, 2024

After Wagner Group’s collapse in mid 2023, Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently launched a new Africa Corps, with 100 military staff officially deployed to ... Read More

Wagner boss’ possible death ‘big shock’ for African leaders — analysts

August 24, 2023

The Russian warlord at the head of the Wagner mercenary group that had been operating in several African countries has been reportedly killed in a ... Read More

Putin, Mali’s Goita discuss Niger crisis amid Western fears of growing Russian influence in Sahel

August 16, 2023

Mali’s military leader and interim president, Assimi Goita, had a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday about the escalating situation in Niger, ... Read More

Russia-Africa summit: Putin seeks to extend influence, but many African leaders stay away

July 27, 2023

Only 16 African heads of state have arrived in St. Petersburg to attend the second Russia-Africa Summit — fewer than half of the 43 who ... Read More

Wagner in Africa: Prigozhin’s mutiny against Kremlin sends jitters across the continent

June 26, 2023

The Wagner Group’s mutiny against the Kremlin last week (23-24 June) could have major repercussions for the group's operations in Africa, not least in the ... Read More

Study finds anti-French sentiment spreading in Francophone Africa, IFRI

June 15, 2023

The head of Mali’s military junta and the Russian leader were reported to have discussed on the phone security and economic relations between the two ... Read More

Unidentified aircraft shelled army, Russian positions in town of Bossangoa – CAR

November 29, 2022

The Central African Republic, CAR, Monday said an unidentified aircraft hailing from a neighboring country pounded army positions and forces of Russian private security company ... Read More

Russian oligarch admits owning Wagner mercenary force

September 28, 2022

Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin has for the first time acknowledged he is "proud" of founding Wagner Group, a private military company, in 2014, staffed by ... Read More