Russia increases presence in Africa

Russia increases presence in Africa

Russia has initiated the deployment of its 'African Corps' in southern Libya, marking a significant escalation in its military presence on the continent, according to Defense blog.

Recently, Russian military aircraft offloaded numerous troops at Brak al-Shati, while naval vessels unloaded equipment at Tobruk's port on Libya's eastern coast. 

This deployment follows similar movements in Burkina Faso and Niger. Moscow aims to establish a robust African Corps by summer 2024, extending its reach to multiple African nations including Mali and the Central African Republic. 

Russia's strategic goal is to strengthen its foothold in Africa, leveraging military assets to gain access to valuable resources like diamonds and oil.

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