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Moscow's mission creep

Vladimir Putin has been lobbying for Russian businesses during Ali Bongo's visit in Moscow in July.
Vladimir Putin has been lobbying for Russian businesses during Ali Bongo's visit in Moscow in July. © Reuters
Although the security and extractive sectors were its first port of call in francophone Africa, in particular in late 2017, post-Soviet Russia is intending in the very near future to diversify its activities by branching out into other sectors. Energy, [...] (619 words)
Issue dated 17/10/2018 Reading time 3 minutes
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