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Fri Oct 25, 2019, 02:54 AM

Putin announces Russia's return to Africa in Sochi summit

Source: AXIOS

Vladimir Putin is signaling to the world this week that Russia has returned to Africa, hosting representatives of all 54 African nations, including 43 heads of state or government, at his retreat in Sochi.

The big picture: Russia is already Africa’s top arms supplier and is deepening relationships in areas like mining and security. But Putin’s primary objective with the inaugural Russia-Africa Summit was to “rattle the U.S. and Europe, which have taken Russia’s decades-long absence from Africa for granted,” contends Paul Stronski of the Carnegie Endowment.

“The foreign policy Russia is pursuing in Africa today is driven largely by opportunism — a departure from the ideological approach of the USSR, which invested heavily … to create client regimes among revolutionary and post-colonial leaders,” Stronski writes for Axios Expert Voices.

Meanwhile, Stronski argues, “the U.S. and its allies have disengaged from Africa, creating vacuums Moscow can exploit.”



Read more: https://www.axios.com/russia-africa-summit-vladimir-putin-weapons-deals-c175b26d-00a2-4875-9fec-4b9bc0bcae4a.html



All the while the kompromi$ed orange moron and his complicit cultist$ keep his sh!t-show going, look who's taking advantage...

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Lock him up. Oct 2019 OP
Name removed Oct 2019 #1
gab13by13 Oct 2019 #2
rickyhall Oct 2019 #3
sinkingfeeling Oct 2019 #4
Lonestarblue Oct 2019 #5
yaesu Oct 2019 #6

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Fri Oct 25, 2019, 03:52 AM

2. Well said,

Exxon Mobil is waiting for Russian sanctions to be lifted. Tillerson had a half billion dollar contract to extract gas and oil.

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Fri Oct 25, 2019, 06:55 AM

3. Cold war long gone but Russia wins anyway, thanks to the greedy repugs.

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Fri Oct 25, 2019, 07:57 AM

4. The US is no longer a global leader and willing to give the

entire world to Russia.

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Fri Oct 25, 2019, 08:33 AM

5. And China.

China has been investing in Africa for years. Through their Belt and Road initiative, they’re also investing in many other countries. China and Russia are the future world leaders, as the US fades into irrelevance. Republicans do not believe in government (except to take tax dollars for themselves) and their policies have been contributing to lack of investment dollars for our own infrastructure as well as investments in other countries. Trump has simply caused the decline to go faster.

The US is still a large market that other countries want to exploit, and I think US citizens would be surprised to know how much China has invested, especially in food production industries. Foreign investors also have stakes in mining and fossil fuels. And, of course, Moscow Mitch has announced Russian investment in Ky. For decades we had a technology advantage and we attracted the brightest foreign students to our universities, many of whom then stayed and became innovators. Those students today are going to other countries because they believe they are not welcome in the US under Trump, especially those of color, the Chinese because of the trade war, and Muslims.

We are watching in real time the destruction of our world role, and Republican leaders simply shrug and keep supporting the man most responsible for making the current situation worse. The US is certainly not a perfect world leader, but will the world be better off with authoritarian leaders to whom human rights are unimportant?

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Fri Oct 25, 2019, 09:46 AM

6. When we are at the bottom of the 3rd world country bucket & russian storm troopers are running

rampant through our streets I wonder if putin will hand out Soviet lapel pins to the members of congress who supported him?

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