Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin

Russia-Africa Summit Provides A Global Stage For Moscow To Puff Up Its Influence

Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Russia-Africa Summit in 2019 in Sochi, Russia. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Joseph Siegle, University of Maryland Forty-three African heads of state attended the 2019 Russia-Africa summit. They had high hopes that Russia would emerge as a new source of investment and trade for the continent. Russian president Vladimir Putin promised to double Russian trade with ...

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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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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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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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Russian Coronavirus Vaccine Results Have Been Published – Here’s What They Reveal

Anne Moore, University College Cork President Vladimir Putin recently announced that a team of Russian scientists had developed a COVID-19 vaccine and that it had been approved for use by the regulators – at least, in Russia. However, the announcement caused consternation among scientists and clinicians in the rest of the world as human trials for the vaccine – nicknamed ...

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