Map of Russian Influence in Africa by Joana de Deus Pereira, Trainer at the NATO Defense Against Terrorism Center of Excellence and Senior Fellow at RUSI.
Joana writes that Vladimir Putin has a long-planned strategy to achieve his geopolitical goals.
Moscow’s influence in Africa is inextricably linked to the Kremlin’s strategy in Ukraine. And Africa is the top priority.
Peter Nupe, former director of the International Center for Combating Terrorism said:
“The West tends to focus on Ukraine without noticing the big picture.”
Russia has become the largest arms supplier in Africa.
Russia is not isolated – it is strengthening its ties where Europe was absent and has created a network with a strong global reach. Moreover, the privatization of Russian geopolitics is no longer a mirage, but a very real threat. Now the question is how the West will react.