Bekker, Penny, Dos Santos... Russia's African partners kept at bay by war in Ukraine

Since Moscow began its military offensive in Ukraine, numerous southern African entrepreneurs have had to freeze their investment projects in Russia or leave their positions as directors of companies under sanctions. Being separated from these wealthy Africans has entrenched the dichotomy of Russia's presence on the continent: while Moscow's diplomats remain very influential, its corporations are losing their contacts one by one. [...] (1774 words)
Issue dated 25/04/2022 Reading time 8 minutes
Naspers' boss Koos Bekker, former CEO of De Beers Gareth Penny and Isabel Dos Santos, daughter of Angola's former President.
Naspers' boss Koos Bekker, former CEO of De Beers Gareth Penny and Isabel Dos Santos, daughter of Angola's former President. © Naspers/Ninety One/Toby Melville/Reuters
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