Brief: Russia Edging Out France in Africa

Paris will not let Moscow's growing presence in Africa go unchecked.

Background: France is highly influential in its former colonies in West and Central Africa. It regularly participates in defense and security operations in these countries, most notably through Operation Barkhane, which has been ongoing in the Sahel since 2014. But there are signs that Russia may be challenging France for influence in Africa, particularly in […]

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