Spotlight AFRICA Issue dated 27/07/2021

Washington targets Wagner group coordinator Yevgeni Prigozhin's 'air force'

Russian businessman Evgueni Prigozhin.
Russian businessman Evgueni Prigozhin. © Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP
The US intelligence services have asked several African governments for help in halting the movements of private jets belonging to Russian businessman Yevgeni Prigozhin. A close associate of Valdimir Putin, he is a key figure in the Wagner group and has been targeted by US sanctions. We investigate. [...] (676 words)
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