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Why is Russia so interested in Africa?

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In the days of the Soviet Union, the Kremlin maintained strong ties with African nations. But the collapse of the USSR in the 1990’s caused Russia to retreat inward. But now, it appears ready to once again to establish close relationships on the continent. In recent months, Russia has built military partnerships with Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Central African Republic (CAR). The Kremlin has also shipped arms to Cameroon to aid in the fight against Boko Haram. It also has plans to build a nuclear power plant in Sudan. Following an appearance in July at the...
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