31 octombrie 2019

Putin Lost His African Great Game Before He Started


A desert-themed armored car, camouflage-colored attack helicopter, and sky-blue fighter jet lined the entrance to the arena. Guns and grenade launchers greeted guests inside. It was the first-ever Russia-Africa Summit, held in Sochi, Russia, last week, and the host, Russian President Vladimir Putin, was determined to display all his country has to offer. “They’re good,” one South African said, toying with the new line of Kalashnikovs. “I like them.”As Putin tries to court Africa’s leaders and [...]