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Russia Revisits an Old Cold War Battleground

Jan 15, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
Decades after competing for influence on the continent with the United States and its allies, Russia is taking a renewed interest in Africa.
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Moscow looms large in sub-Saharan Africa's Cold War history. Across the continent, the Soviet Union competed with the United States and its Western allies for influence in a series of long-running proxy battles. Russia's interest in sub-Saharan Africa waned, however, after the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991. The region may...

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