The European Union plans to provide €3.5m to strengthen its strategic partnership with South Africa.
Zimbabwe sent the young Tapiwa Masenda to Ukraine to observe the Russian "referendums" in Ukraine. He personally embodied Emmerson Mnangagwa and Vladimir Putin's governments' desire for rapprochement.
Pro-Moscow ministers are stepping up efforts to boost relations between both countries. They are succeeding in shifting the neutral stance advocated by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Artisanally mined since 2018 by a local traditional leader, a part of the vast Freda Rebecca gold site is back under the control of Zimbabwe's new parastatal giant, Kuvimba Mining House.
Egypt is a guest of honour at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum and Cairo has sent many representatives. CAR is also sending a delegation as part of ECCAS.
In its efforts to gain sway in the Sahel, Russia is increasingly forging links with Burkina Faso's political and civil society circles. In so doing, it enjoys the unprecedented support of Wahhabist organisations. So far, the government has turned down Wagner's advances.
Despite US pressure to stop Egypt acquiring Russian Su-35 fighter jets, the programme seems to be continuing, with some Egyptian officers currently training in Russia.
In late April, Cameroon signed a new military cooperation agreement with Moscow, prompting an immediate diplomatic reaction from France. Christophe Bigot, Africa director at the foreign ministry, travelled in person to Yaoundé, and at one point a visit by Emmanuel Macron was even envisaged.
In light of Western measures against their shareholders, the fertiliser producers PhosAgro, Uralchem and Eurochem will drastically cut their exports to Africa, a market they had turned to with relative success after the loss of their Ukrainian clients in 2014.
In Pretoria, the Ukrainian embassy has received many requests from South Africans and neighbouring nationals to join the fight against Russia, yet at the moment there are several obstacles stopping them from going.