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Zambian Student Killed in Ukraine Was Wagner Recruit, Prigozhin Says
The head of the Kremlin-linked Wagner mercenary group confirmed Tuesday that a Zambian student killed while fighting for the Russian military in Ukraine...
Two Including Russian Pilot Killed in Mali Plane Crash
A Russian pilot and a member of ground crew staff died Tuesday when a plane that Russia recently delivered to Mali's armed forces crashed near the northern...
African Support on Ukraine Shows Kremlin's Soft Power
Many African countries showed their support for Russia, or at least their diplomatic ambivalence, at an early stage in the crisis.
Wing Man: Central Africa Presents Putin With Butterfly Portrait
The portrait of Putin made of butterfly wings, a traditional gift, signals the increasingly close ties between the two countries.
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EU Halts C. Africa Army Training Over Wagner Influence
Moscow has said there are 1,135 "unarmed instructors" in the CAR, some of whom France and the UN say are from the Wagner group.
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Russia Calls EU Sanctions Over Wagner Group 'Hysteria'
European foreign ministers have agreed to slap sanctions on targets linked to the secretive company.
1.5K Russians Stuck in S. Africa Over Omicron Flight Bans
Russia last week banned flights from South Africa and several other southern African countries over the highly mutated strain.
Russian Language Added to Central African Republic University Curriculum
Students will reportedly study Russian from the first year of undergraduate studies until the end of postgraduate studies.
U.S. Warns Russia's Wagner Group Against Mali Meddling
The private military outfit, which Western capitals see as closely linked to the Kremlin, has been tied to regional conflicts.
Moscow Vows Military Support for Mali, Denies Wagner Links
The Kremlin came under scrutiny this year over a reported deal to send 1,000 fighters from the Kremlin-linked Wagner mercenary group to Mali.
'abundance of caution'
Namibia Halts Use of Russian Sputnik Jabs After S.African HIV Fears
Sputnik V's developer has said it would produce information to show that South Africa's concerns were "completely unfounded."
Taking Delivery of Copters, Mali Lauds Russia Partnership
The development of the hardware is likely to raise eyebrows and concern in Europe.
Russia Says No Talks With Mali on Military Ties
French sources said earlier that Mali was nearing a deal with the secretive Russian firm Wagner to hire nearly 1,000 mercenaries.
Mali Junta in Talks for Russian Mercenaries – French Sources
Such a deal could push already fraying relations between Paris and Mali to breaking point and underscore a growing Russian influence.
Kenya’s Failed Sputnik V Deal Used Emirati Resale Scheme
Documents obtained by The Moscow Times show a failed agreement used the same controversial resale deal linked to a royal middleman in the UAE.
Russia Confirms 600 More Instructors Sent to C.Africa
Six hundred Russian security instructors have recently been sent to the Central African Republic, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.
Bomb Kills 2 CAR Police, 3 Russian Paramilitaries: Govt
A military convoy struck a roadside bomb in the northwest of the conflict-wracked Central African Republic.
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Russia Delivers Weapons to C. African Republic – Envoy
The shipment of 5,000 pieces of small arms is the third delivery in as many years.
C.Africa to Probe Claims of Abuse By Troops, Russian Forces
UN experts have sounded the alarm over alleged "major rights violations" by Russian forces sent to shore up the CAR's beleaguered armed forces.
Sudan Suspends Planned Russian Naval Base – Reports
A former Russian Navy admiral said he believes Sudan suspended its agreement with Russia under U.S. pressure but Moscow denied the reports.
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