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Washington's secret war against Wagner's planes

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on 30 March 2022 in Algiers.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on 30 March 2022 in Algiers. © Jacquelyn Martin/Pool/Reuters
Over the past few weeks the US government has made quiet but insistent appeals to urge African states to create no fly zones for Russian planes affiliated with the paramilitary group Wagner. After persuading Chad and Niger to take such steps, Washington is now trying to convince Algeria and Guinea. [...] (917 words)
Issue dated 03/05/2022 Reading time 4 minutes
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