RUSSIA CHAD Issue dated 18/05/2021

Transition spells opportunity for Russia in N'Djamena

Russian President Vladimir Putin at the 2019 Russia-Africa summit.
Russian President Vladimir Putin at the 2019 Russia-Africa summit. © Bai Xueqi/Xinhua News Agency/Newscom/MaxPPP
On top of its involvement in Libya and the Central African Republic, Russia could be tempted to muscle in on the Chadian scene via the transition, a prospect that worries France given the anti-French messages that have cropped up in recent protests in the capital. [...] (1165 words)
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