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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…
Culture December 6, 2021

Exhibition on African masks in the Hermitage Museum closes this week

A temporary exhibition «Transfigurations. African Masks of the 19th and 20th Centuries» showcasing the rich variety of African ritual and ceremonial masks of the XIX and XX centuries in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is about to close on Sunday after being more than…
South Africa May 4, 2021

World Premiere of Russian Documentary at South African Festival

The documentary “Lockdown” produced by a team from the Russian city of Omsk has enjoyed its world premiere at the…