Central African Republic

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France’s departure from Niger reflects years of failure in its former colonies
Niger is only the latest of several west African countries to reject France’s long-standing attempts to interfere in its former colonies

Jason Burke International security correspondent

05, Oct, 2023 @5:36 PM

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Before Prigozhin’s death, Wagner was fighting on Russia’s behalf in Africa. What happens now? | Dino Mahtani
From securing resources to destabilising western influence, the mercenary group’s activities hang in the balance, says writer Dino Mahtani

Dino Mahtani

26, Aug, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Could reported death of Wagner chief push African leaders closer to Kremlin?
Smooth transition of mercenary group’s network and holdings in Africa may not be straightforward for Moscow

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

24, Aug, 2023 @2:30 PM

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Putin promises free grain to six African nations after collapse of Black Sea deal
President says Russia will replace blocked Ukrainian exports after it abandoned pact on passage of ships

Pjotr Sauer

27, Jul, 2023 @1:56 PM

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‘It is like a virus that spreads’: business as usual for Wagner group’s extensive Africa network
Despite Yevgeny Prigozhin’s rebellion against the Kremlin, his military contracts are proving too profitable to lose

Jason Burke

06, Jul, 2023 @11:59 AM

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Sudan’s neighbours have little to offer refugees, warns UN
Thousands of Sudanese are crossing borders into countries already severely stressed by drought, conflicts and food insecurity, UN says

Lizzy Davies

05, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Wagner mercenaries sustain losses in fight for Central African Republic gold
Russian fighters clash with rebels as Kremlin tries to extend power in mineral rich country

Zeinab Mohammed Salih in Khartoum and Jason Burke

02, Feb, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Ally of Wagner Group boss hurt in ‘assassination attempt’ in central Africa
Dmitry Sytii under US sanctions for links to mercenary group founded by Yevgeny Prigozhin, who is close to Vladimir Putin

Pjotr Sauer and Jason Burke

16, Dec, 2022 @5:21 PM

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Emmanuel Macron accuses Russia of feeding disinformation in Africa
French president says Moscow is pursuing ‘predatory project’ to spread influence in African countries

Jennifer Rankin and agencies

20, Nov, 2022 @6:00 PM

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How dash for African oil and gas could wipe out Congo basin tropical forests
Third of Congo basin’s tropical forests are under threat from fossil fuel investments, undermining climate action, report warns

Nina Lakhani

10, Nov, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Russian mercenaries accused of deadly attacks on mines on Sudan-CAR border
Dozens of people said to have been killed in attacks allegedly involving Wagner Group fighters

Jason Burke in Khartoum and Zeinab Mohammed Salih in Darfur

21, Jun, 2022 @11:17 AM

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World’s poorest bear brunt of climate crisis: 10 underreported emergencies
Care International report highlights ‘deep injustice’ neglected by world’s media, as extreme weather along with Covid wipes out decades of progress

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

14, Jan, 2022 @6:15 AM

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