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News & Analysis. Angola

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…
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…
External Partners December 8, 2021

African states’ participation in Biden’s Summit for Democracy is likely to be considered by Russia while shaping its own priorities on the continent — expert

Angola, Botswana, Cabo Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia were selected to participate in Summit for Democracy, according to the release on Department of State website.
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…
Telecoms May 2, 2021

Africa Mobile Data Pricing in 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa has the most expensive mobile data in the world — the average cost of 1 GB there is $6.5, as opposed to Northern Africa — the region with the lowest cost in the world where 1 GB is $1.5. The worldwide average is…
SDG 17 April 8, 2021

FPRI Discusses Russia’s Growing Influence in Africa

Although Russia and China are evidently working together on certain issues in Africa, the general difference between their approaches is clear. Chris Miller, Director of the FPRI’s Eurasia Program and Samuel Ramani, DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations…
Medicine April 7, 2021

Sputnik V Vaccine in Africa

The Russian vaccine Sputnik V has been authorized for either full or emergency use in 17 African countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Mali, Guinea, Ghana, Cameroon, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Kenya, Seychelles, Mauritius, Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe. Tunisia, Algeria, Guinea, Kenya and the Republic of…