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    Re: Russian Engagement in Africa

    Post  flamming_python on Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:38 pm

    George1 wrote:'For Peace in Africa': Sudan, S.Sudan FMs Reach Agreement in Moscow

    The foreign ministers of the two countries achieved understanding very quickly.


    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The foreign ministers of Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan plan to conclude an agreement after talks in Moscow, Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said Thursday.

    "We have achieved an understanding between the two countries within a short period. We are thankful for your support, it is important for peace on the whole continent," Ghandour said during a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

    On Wednesday, Ghandour arrived in Moscow for three days of trilateral talks with Lavrov and his South Sudanese counterpart Benjamin Barnaba, following an invitation by the Russian side.

    During the talks, the two African countries were said to be working toward a solution to outstanding issues in their bilateral relations, which deteriorated when South Sudan became independent from Sudan in July 2011.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/africa/20150910/1026818903.html#ixzz3lKrVfCiI

    Wow this is quite a breakthrough if it holds. And very low key considering what it is; the first we heard of two sides that have been fighting a brutal war setting aside their differences is when they were already in Moscow at the invitation of Lavrov - doing it and making progress.

    Russia's working up its peacemaker credentials alright. I'm curious to see what the near future holds with the flood of Arab leaders inbound over the next month or so.

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    Re: Russian Engagement in Africa

    Post  George1 on Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:57 am

    Russia, Equatorial Guinea agree on holding joint naval exercises


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    Re: Russian Engagement in Africa

    Post  George1 on Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:42 am

    Lavrov, Sudan vice president to discuss situation in country, bilateral ties


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    Re: Russian Engagement in Africa

    Post  max steel on Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:41 pm

    The 'hippo trench' across Africa: US military quietly builds giant security belt in middle of continent




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    Re: Russian Engagement in Africa

    Post  par far on Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:49 pm

    max steel wrote:The 'hippo trench' across Africa: US military quietly builds giant security belt in middle of continent






    These bastards are trying slow the growth of China and Russia in Africa, the Petrodollar has to totally collapse, so the evil US empire can not hurt innocent people and countries.

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    Re: Russian Engagement in Africa

    Post  George1 on Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:20 pm

    In central and west Africa. France also has considerable presence. I had the impression also that Uganda has some close ties with Russia from the countries with red color


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    Re: Russian Engagement in Africa

    Post  andalusia on Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:34 pm

    Why do African leaders allow the US to build military bases in their countries? I think they are stupid.


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    Re: Russian Engagement in Africa

    Post  George1 on Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:45 am

    Rosneft and ExxonMobil Win Three Areas in Mozambique

    Rosneft subsidiary RN-Exploration and ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Mozambique Offshore Ltd. will discuss the details of their participation in gas and oil exploration in three areas in Mozambique with the country's government.

    Rosneft subsidiary RN-Exploration and ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Mozambique Offshore Ltd. have been awarded three areas at the fifth competitive bidding round for Exploration and Production Concession Contracts held by the Institute of National Petroleum of Mozambique (INP), Rosneft said in a press release.

    “After evaluating 23 applications, the INP has decided to award three areas to Rosneft and ExxonMobil: area A5-B in the Angoche Basin and areas Z5-C and Z5-D in the Zambezi Delta. The prospectivity assessment of these license areas conducted by the two companies’ geological divisions has confirmed their exploration potential,” the company said in a press release.

    Upon receiving the award, the companies will discuss the details of their participation with the Government of Mozambique and the INP, after which ExxonMobil will be declared project operator.

    Rosneft and Exxon Neftegas Ltd., an ExxonMobil subsidiary, are partners in the Sakhalin-1 project, which provides for developing oil and gas fields off the northeastern shore of Sakhalin Island. Rosneft subsidiary RN Cardium Oil is involved in the Canada Energy project of Imperial Oil, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, which is developing tight oil reserves in the province of Alberta, Canada.

    Mozambique’s oil and gas sector has significant development potential. In 2010 and 2011, several large offshore gas fields were discovered there. The country’s largest gas deposits are located in the Rovuma Basin, where gas resources have been estimated at up to 2.2 trillion cubic meters (TCM) and in the Mozambique Basin, with three onshore gas fields with proven reserves of up to 95 billion cubic meters (BCM) and one offshore gas field with resources of up to 56 BCM. US Geological Survey has estimated the volume of technically recoverable resources in the Mozambique Coastal Province at 11.7 billion barrels of conventional oil (BBO), 182 trillion cubic feet of natural gas (TCFG) and 5.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids (BBNGL).

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/business/20151029/1029298571/rosneft-exxonmobil-three-areas-mozambique.html#ixzz3q1yjCYLx


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    Re: Russian Engagement in Africa

    Post  George1 on Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:02 am

    Interesting. That means that we might have military cooperation agreements?

    Russian Security Council secretary to visit Angola, South Africa

    The talks will be held on an instruction from Russian President Vladimir Putin

    MOSCOW, November 23. /TASS/. Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev will on November 23-25 pay working visits to Angola and South Africa, the council said.

    "Nikolay Patrushev will hold a number of meetings and talks in Luanda and Pretoria on ensuring international security," the report says.

    The talks will be held on an instruction from Russian President Vladimir Putin.


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    Re: Russian Engagement in Africa

    Post  George1 on Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:35 pm

    Angola and Russia discussed cooperation through law enforcement agencies


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    Re: Russian Engagement in Africa

    Post  George1 on Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:23 am

    Russia Outpaces World Powers in Building Ties With Africa

    Russia is strengthening its links with Africa now that the continent is seeing steady growth.

    While everyone’s attention has been focused on solving their own crises, Russia has been busy reclaiming its role as a global power, a columnist from the Ozy online magazine wrote.

    Stepping up cooperation with Africa is a substantial part of the Kremlin’s strategy, the author asserted, as Africa is becoming a stronger international partner.

    “The days of American global dominance are ending, and Russia is yet again making its way to the forefront of international affairs, starting with Africa,” the author said.

    The continent’s rapidly increasing global economic relevance is causing other countries to step up to the plate, but Russia has a legacy network of political and economic connections to African countries stretching back to the Cold War era.

    The close ties were recently consolidated by Russian investments across the region, growing at an eye-opening rate. Overall trade has increased tenfold over the past ten years. Within a decade exports jumped from just under $950 MN to approximately $4 BN, and imports from Africa rose from some $350 MN to about $1.6 BN.

    Over the next five years, the continent will host eight of the twelve fastest-growing national economies, and in the next 15 years its combined GDP is expected to reach that of Eastern Europe, the columnist noted, adding that Africa is resource-rich, including some of the largest untouched reserves for minerals, oil and gas in the world.

    Extracting mineral resources from countries like Angola, South Africa, Guinea and Nigeria — countries which are home to major Russian investment projects — is profitable, even with Russia “sitting on 35 percent of the world’s reserves in mineral deposits.” And Russia’s long-standing history with the continent adds to the strength of the partnership.

    “It was actually written in the constitution that the Soviet Union supports nations fighting for independence and for liberation,” said Alexandra Arkhangelskaya, a researcher at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute for African Studies, cited by Ozy magazine.

    At the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the bloc had established 20 cultural centers on the African continent, launched agreements with 37 African countries on technical and economic assistance and with 42 countries on trade, educated over 25,000 African students in Soviet universities, and trained 200,000 more on the continent.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/business/20151222/1032122464/Russia-Outpaces-World-Powers-Building-Ties-Africa.html#ixzz3v2XQzBwZ


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    Re: Russian Engagement in Africa

    Post  George1 on Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:30 am

    Russia Hopes to Get Foothold on East Africa Market in Tanzania – Minister

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/business/20160429/1038805569/market-russia-tanzania.html#ixzz47Au6Tcct


    Russia May Start Industrial-Scale Uranium Mining in Tanzania in 2018

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/business/20160428/1038798860/russia-tanzania-uranium-mining.html#ixzz47AuDqF3w


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    Re: Russian Engagement in Africa

    Post  George1 on Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:21 pm

    Russia, Zimbabwe to Start Building Platinum Production Complex in 2016

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/business/20160430/1038900727/russia-zimbabwe-platinum-production-complex.html#ixzz47LaUWb00


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    Re: Russian Engagement in Africa

    Post  George1 on Mon May 09, 2016 12:06 am

    Russia Ready to Export Transport Equipment, Off-Road Vehicles to Zimbabwe

    Russia is ready to supply Zimbabve with different types of transport equipment, cars and off-road vehicles as well as to organize their production in the country, the protocol of the joint intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation revealed.

    VICTORIA FALLS (Zimbabwe (Sputnik) — According to the document, Russia's Tractor Plants Concern is interested to export to Zimbabwe the whole spectrum of its bulldozer and pipe laying equipment, as well as full track off-road vehicles, communal and agriculture vehicles to operate in road-building, oil and gas, mining and agricultural industries.

    In particular, Russia's Military Industrial Company is interested to supply Zimbabwe with special Tigr class off-road vehicles with the prospect to organize their production in the country.

    Russia's United Wagon Company is expected to hold talks on delivery of freight cars and components to Zimbabwe, the commission's document revealed.

    The protocol also reads that Russia’s machine-building company Uralvagonzavod was interested in expanding cooperation with Zimbabwe, including the deliveries of end product and creation of joint production.

    According to the Russian Industry and Trade Ministry, the volume of the Russia-Zimbabwe trade amounted to $45 million in 2015 and increased by 75 percent in comparison with 2014.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/africa/20160504/1039024644/russia-ready-export-zimbabwe-transport.html#ixzz486Y3OtUw


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    Re: Russian Engagement in Africa

    Post  George1 on Thu May 12, 2016 1:12 pm

    Russia Delivers Advanced Navigation Systems for Airports to Angola

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/business/20160512/1039481000/russia-angola-navigation-airports.html#ixzz48RHKiRFP


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    Re: Russian Engagement in Africa

    Post  George1 on Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:12 pm

    Russia and Tanzania sign military cooperation agreement

    More:
    http://tass.com/defense/898177


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