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External Partners June 29, 2022

5 African countries took part in the BRICS+ summit

On June 24, a BRICS+ summit was held in video format, timed to coincide with the summit of the informal BRICS association (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). Of the 18 countries that took part in the BRICS Plus summit, 5 represented Africa: in addition…
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…
Medicine April 19, 2021

Algeria Plans to Produce Sputnik V

Algeria plans to launch the production of Sputnik V this September, announced Dr. Lotfi Benbaxmed, Minister for the Algerian Pharmaceutical Industry, about a week ago. He noted that it was the Russian party who proposed to transfer the technology. According to the minister, the vaccine…
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…
SDG 3 March 19, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns in Africa

By mid-March 36 African countries have received COVID-19 vaccines and 24 of them had already launched vaccination campaigns. Most of the countries use AstraZeneca/Oxford, which is rolled out through COVAX. Recently South Africa, Guinea-Bissau, the Democratic Republic of the Congo have suspended the use of…
Medicine January 9, 2021

79% of Africans Would Consider Taking a Vaccine

According to the latest research by the Africa CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 79% of Africans would consider taking a COVID-19 vaccine if it were deemed safe and effective. This attitude contrasts great from…
Education November 12, 2020

Africans Struggle to Return to Russian Universities due to COVID-19

It has been two months since the academic year in Russia started, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, African students are struggling to enter the country and take up their studies. This might affect Russian educational diplomacy towards Africa, which has long been one of the…
Medicine September 14, 2020

Eight months of COVID-19 in Africa

Since February 14, when the first case in Africa was diagnosed, the African Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has recorded 1,353,283 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 80% of which are marked as successful recoveries and 2.6% (32,625) as deaths. More than half of all the…