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Russia is continuing its attempts at geopolitical expansion in Africa amid an impasse in its relations with the West and unclear prospects of cooperation with China. The list of African countries receiving Russian arms shipments now includes Mali.
At the Army 2019 open forum in Kubinka on Tuesday, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and his Malian colleague General Ibrahim Dahirou Dembele signed an intergovernmental agreement on military and technological cooperation.
The document, which …
During talks held in Moscow, Vladimir Putin and President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso agreed that Russian military will be sent to Congo, according to the contract published on the Kremlin’s website.
RIA Novosti, citing Deputy Minister of Defense Alexander Fomin, reported that the two sides are also negotiating arms transfers. “We expect that we will be requested to supply new equipment. There is a need for it,” the official explained.
The parties signed …
President Vladimir Putin signed the decree to send a group of 30 Russian soldiers to Central Africa. They will serve as part of the UN mission. The decree is published on the official internet-portal of legal information
“The Russian Ministry of Defense is to send to the UN mission up to 30 servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces as liaison officers, military observers and staff officers”, the order says. The funding for the stay of the Russian military in the Central African Republic will be …
A Ukrainian soldier from the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) died in a hospital in Kampala, Uganda, reported Ukrainsky Novyny citing the statement from the MONUSCO headquarters.
"The Ukrainian officer who was a military observer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has tragically died.The officer of the Main Directorate of Military Cooperation and Peacekeeping Operations of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, …
A private jet believed to belong to the Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, also known as “Putin’s chef”, has been flying nearly every month to the Near East and Africa, where Russian mercenaries are known to be fighting, according to an investigation by the Russian news outlet Novaya Gazeta and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).
The aircraft, a Raytheon HAWKER 800XP with the registration number M-VITO, officially belongs to a company in the Seychelles with an …
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree nominating Vladimir Titorenko as a new Russian ambassador in the Central African Republic (CAR).
The previous ambassador, Sergei Lobanov has been relieved of his responsibilities. Lobanov was the Russian Ambassador in CAR from March 15th, 2011. Before that, he was the deputy director of the security department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He also worked in the Russian embassies in India and Ghana.
On January 10th, the CAR Minister of …
Abdoulaye Hissène, leader of the CNDS, one of the Ex-Séléka Muslim rebel groups in the Central African Republic (CAR), gave the Central African government troops 48 hours to vacate the region.
“Government agents in the territories occupied by the Ex-Séléka groups have 48 hours to leave this region,” Hissène’s press communique warned.
The ultimatum was prompted by the dismissal of the Muslim President of the National Assembly, Karim Meckassoua. Having a Christian president of the country, …
Media outlets of the Central African Republic (CAR) sounded a new version of the death of three Russians who, according to the Investigations Management Center (IMC) investigative project, went there to shoot a movie about the activities of the private military company the Wagner Group.
According to Palmares Centrafrique news outlet, insurgents from the Muslim group Seleka who control the territories around Dekoa City kidnapped journalist Orhan Dzhemal, filmmaker Alexander Rastorguyev and …
The Russian journalists who died in Central African Republic (CAR), on the day of the assassination were attempting to arrange the filming of the gold mine, which the company established by Yevgeny Prigozhin supposedly plans to develop, the Dozhd television channel (also known as TV Rain) reported citing information from the Investigations Management Centre (IMC) for which journalists collected information about Russian military mercenaries.
Before the murder, the journalists Orkhan Dzhemal, …
Russian mercenaries killed an inhabitant of the Central African city of Damara, local news outlet Corbeau News Centrafrique reports.
The news outlet reports that, after the killing on the morning of July 31, a riot broke out in the city, which led to several other deaths, including one Russian, according to unconfirmed information.
Local residents demanded that the Russians leave the city and the country’s interior minister had arrived there.
Damara is roughly halfway between Bangui, the …