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April 24, 2023

The Wealthiest Universities in Africa

The development of higher education is an important aspect for the sustainable economic future of African countries. While most African governments declare the need to increase funding and develop the higher education system to create their own highly qualified workers, the real situation with university…
March 15, 2023

Andrey Maslov Comments on the Impact of the Grain Deal on Africa

The grain export deal, which expires on March 18, was extended for 60 days on March 14.  Andrey Maslov, director of HSE Centre for African Studies, commented on the impact on African countries and highlighted its benefits for Russia in the interview for Mezhdunarodnoe obozrenie,…
February 25, 2023

Comoros Appointed as the New Chair of the AU

On 18 February 2023 at the 36th ordinary session of the Assembly of the African Union, Azali Assoumani, the leader of the Union of Comoros, took over the AU chairmanship from Senegal’s president Macky Sall.  Both Kenya and Comoros applied for AU chairmanship, but the…
February 18, 2023

Sergey Lavrov Goes on His Second African Tour in Six Months

On 23 January 2023, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov visited South Africa, starting his new African tour. Only 6 months ago Mr. Lavrov visited Egypt, Congo-Brazzaville, Uganda and Ethiopia. This time, after South Africa, he also travelled to Eswatini, Angola, Eritrea, and then,…
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…
March 15, 2023

Andrey Maslov Comments on the Impact of the Grain Deal on Africa

The grain export deal, which expires on March 18, was extended for 60 days on March 14.  Andrey Maslov, director of HSE Centre for African Studies, commented on the impact on African countries and highlighted its benefits for Russia in the interview for Mezhdunarodnoe obozrenie,…
SDG 8 December 1, 2021

Russia — Africa trade turnover is set to ascend new heights in 2021

The year 2021 may with a high probability become the first year since 2018 when Africa's trade with Russia increased. According to the preliminary statistics published by the Federal Customs Service of Russia, Russian exports to Africa for the first 8 months of this year…
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…