Report Confirms Russia Steadily Expanding Military Influence in Africa

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Putin of Russia will host a summit meeting between Moscow and African countries later this year. military is expected to prioritize combating strategic competitors Russia and China over the war on terror. Waldhauser told lawmakers that the current U. military presence in Africa is adequate to deal with the growing threat of strategic competitors China and Russia. Russia has been steadily expanding its military influence across Africa security agreements and training programs for unstable countries or autocratic leaders. In the Central African Republic the government is selling mining rights for gold and diamonds at a fraction of their worth to hire trainers and buy arms from Moscow. Russia is seeking to ensconce itself on NATOs southern flank by helping a former general in Libya fight for control over his government and vast oil market

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