Putin's top Africa adviser Bogdanov in Nice to talk African investments
Mikhail Bogdanov, Vladimir Putin's special representative for Africa and the Middle East, will be in Nice for an economic forum on Africa organised by the Institut Choiseul.
Given the slow rollout of the WHO's COVAX programme, more and more African countries are looking to Moscow and its Sputnik V vaccine. Following Algeria, Egypt and Gabon's lead, Mozambique and Togo could be receiving several million doses by the spring.
Building on from its presence in Central African Republic and Libya, Moscow is determined to create a firm footing in Mozambique, a country that for 20 years was a Soviet outpost. Like in Bangui, the main vector for Russian influence here is military support to local forces working to combat an insurrection that has rocked Cabo Delgado province since October 5, 2017.
Anadarko and ENI, which respectively operate block 1 and 4 with combined reserves of 180 TCF, appear to have been working together for the past few weeks rather than one against the other. Mozambique’s government, represented by its mines and [.
The indictment of Emel Ozturk, the head of Bosphorus Gas, on espionage charges in mid-October has put the spotlight on businessman Ali Sen's network. Based on intelligence from Turkey's MIT, the director general of Gazprom's partner in Turkey and five members of staff are suspected of providing confidential information on Turkey's gas industry to Russia.