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Mining May 5, 2022

Africa’s role in the ongoing global energy transition

The strategic shifts in global energy markets are visible: on the one hand, net energy importers are forced to diversify sources of fossil fuels in order to maintain the stability of supplies; on the other hand, they are moving at an accelerated pace towards the…
United States of America April 30, 2022

A bill called “Countering Malign Russian Activities in Africa” is being considered in the US Congress

On March 31, 2022, 4 members of the US House of Representatives, led by Democrat Gregory Meeks, submitted for consideration a bill “Countering Malign Russian Activities in Africa”. On April 5, the bill was considered by the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of…
Algeria April 20, 2022

Sonatrach and Eni signed an agreement to increase gas supplies by 9 billion cubic meters 

On April 11th, Algerian state-owned company Sonatrach and Eni signed a contract “in the gas sector,” as the Algerian state-owned company said in its press release. What specific agreements did the parties reach and how will this affect the European gas market, which is currently experiencing…
Eritrea March 22, 2022

26 out of 54 African countries didn’t vote for the UN resolution condemning Russia’s actions in Ukraine

On March 2, 2022 the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution demanding that Russia immediately stop the special military operation in Ukraine and withdraw its troops. Almost half of African countries did not vote for the UN resolution. Eritrea voted against the resolution. 17 countries…
Senegal March 15, 2022

Over the last week Vladimir Putin had telephone conversations with presidents of Egypt, Senegal, and South Africa

Last week Vladimir Putin hold phone talks with the leaders of Egypt, Senegal and South Africa. It is worth mentioning that since the beginning of the special military operation of Russian armed forces in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has been in contact mainly with the leaders…
Burkina Faso January 27, 2022

Everything stays the same for Russia in Burkina Faso

On January 24, a coup took place in Burkina Faso, becoming the 4th coup in West Africa in the last 2 years. Although there is still no certainty about what awaits Burkina Faso, everything is clear with the future of relations between Russia and this country…
SDG 17 July 26, 2021

Progress on Second Russia-Africa Summit

Current progress in preparations for the Second Russia-Africa Summit (2022) was presented at the third meeting of the Coordination Council for the Russia-Africa Partnership Forum by Vsevolod Tkachenko, the Director of the Department of Africa at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Oleg Ozerov, the Ambassador-at-Large and…
Machinery June 2, 2021

URAL & AFROCOM Sign Cooperation Agreement

The URAL automotive plant and AFROCOM have signed a cooperation agreement. The document was signed on May 25th at the…

Algeria May 25, 2021

Marina Hamada:”In Africa, one has to get behind one’s product”

On Africa Day we remember how during the time of the USSR thousands of Soviet citizens lived and worked on the continent. By the beginning of the nineties, the majority had returned. How do those who remained live there now? In 2019, we interviewed a…
May 21, 2021

Image of Russia in African Media Spotlight

The conference “Russia-Africa: In the Media Spotlight” was held yesterday. Participants discussed the current state of the representation of Russia in African media, identified the key issues and identified solutions. Having basic Russian language skills already provides Africans an opportunity to be educated in Russia,…
SDG 8 May 17, 2021

Russian Exports to Sub-Saharan Africa Set Historical Record of $3.2 bln in 2020

Russian exports to Sub-Saharan Africa set a historical record of $3.2 billion in 2020 ($2.9 billion in 2019). In 2019, they represented 22% of Russia’s total export to Africa, in 2020 it achieved a 5 percentage point increase. All parts of Sub-Saharan Africa except for…
SDG 8 May 13, 2021

Russian Exports to Africa Decrease by 17%

Russian exports to Africa have decreased for the second year running: in 2020 they amounted to $11.8 billion, reaching the 2016 level. In 2019, they were $13.8 billion, representing a sharp decline since $17.5 billion in 2018 and stopping the overall growth trend since 2015.…