Tag Archives: Russia

Wagner Boss, Yevgeny Prigozhin, Dies In Russia Plane Crash

Wagner boss, Yevgeny Prigozhin, was on the passenger list of a jet which crashed killing all on board, Russia’s civil aviation authority has said. Earlier, Wagner-linked Telegram channel Grey Zone reported that the private plane, which belonged to Prigozhin, was shot down by air defences. It was flying from Moscow to St Petersburg, with seven passengers and three crew. Prigozhin ...

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Africa Is Being Courted By China, Russia And The US. Why The Continent Shouldn’t Pick Sides

Bhaso Ndzendze, University of Johannesburg Some three decades since the end of the Cold War, the world order is undergoing a structural transformation. At the heart of it is the challenge posed to the hegemony of the US. This is primarily being led by Russia and China which are discontented with Washington’s excesses across the global stage. The most recent ...

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Shettima To Represent Tinubu At UN Food Systems Summit In Rome, Russia-Africa Summit In St. Petersburg

The Vice President, Sen. Kashim Shettima, will today depart Abuja to represent President Bola Tinubu at two major international Summits in Rome, Italy and St Petersburg, Russia. At the Rome event, Vice President Shettima will join other global leaders for the first Stocktaking Moment (STM) Summit themed “Transforming Food Systems for People, Planet and Prosperity,” holding from Monday, 24th to ...

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Africa’s Russia-Ukraine Peace Mission: What Can It Achieve?

Trostyanets, site of fierce battle and Russian occupation in Ukrainein March 2022. Chris McGrath/Getty Images Gilbert M. Khadiagala, University of the Witwatersrand South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to lead an initiative of six African heads of state to explore an end to the year-long Russia-Ukraine war. The announcement followed his phone calls with both Russian president Vladimir Putin ...

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Former Soviet President, Gorbachev, Dies At 91

Mikhail Gorbachev, who ended the Cold War without bloodshed but failed to prevent the collapse of the Soviet Union, died on Tuesday at the age of 91, Russian news agencies cited hospital officials as saying. Gorbachev, the last Soviet president, forged arms reduction deals with the United States and partnerships with Western powers to remove the Iron Curtain that had ...

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Ukraine And Nigerian Volunteer Fighters

By Casmir Igbokwe Is it not amusing that hundreds of Nigerians want to go to Ukraine to fight Russian soldiers? This is even as Boko Haram war rages in the North-East and banditry in other parts of the country. The Second Secretary at the Ukrainian Embassy in Abuja, Bohdan Soltys, said the embassy was already compiling a list of eligible ...

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Russian/Ukrainian War: Nigerian Returnees Recount Ordeal

Nigerians who escaped Russia’s ongoing military offensive in Ukraine arrived in Abuja, the nation’s capital, on Friday, narrating how they escaped the intense bombings and missiles fired by Russia’s military forces. The war, which has led to the death of hundreds of civilians and troops, leaving thousands injured and many more displaced, has seen millions of foreign nationals fleeing Ukraine ...

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Russian Forces Invade Ukraine

Russian forces fired missiles at several cities in Ukraine and landed troops on its south coast on Thursday, officials and media said, after President Vladimir Putin authorised what he called a special military operation in the east. Shortly after Putin spoke in a televised address on Russian state TV, explosions could be heard in the pre-dawn quiet of the Ukrainian ...

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Biden And Putin’s First Meeting Won’t Reset US Relations With Russia

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin meeting in 2011, during the Obama presidency. Maxim Shipenkov/EPA-EFE Jennifer Mathers, Aberystwyth University No one is expecting any major breakthroughs from US president Joe Biden’s first meeting since his election with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Senior officials on both sides have been careful to keep expectations for the Geneva summit low. According to the White ...

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Russia: Biden Brings A New US Challenge To Putin’s Backyard

Tracey German, King’s College London Russia’s reaction to the announcement of Joe Biden’s victory in the US elections has been very muted. Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has yet to officially congratulate the president-elect. Putin’s political opponent Alexei Navalny, on the other hand, was quick to tweet his congratulations, wryly observing that the free and fair election was a “privilege not ...

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