Russian take on Africa

China, Russia build new ties with Africa as US struggles to assert itself in region

Beijing, Monday China and Russia have been forging new ties with Africa, a continent in which the United States has struggled to assert itself under President Donald Trump. Beijing has long prioritized its relationship with the continent, a frequent stop for Chinese diplomats and investors, and the People’s Republic has increasingly sought to boost engagement in the defense sector as well. On Sunday, the first China-Africa Peace and Security Forum brought together nearly 100 senior...

Tanzania named “best destination” in Russian poll

By Guardian Reporter   Tanzania has scooped the Best Destination to the World award in the Exotic Destination 2018 category in a poll conducted by the Russian travel guide, the National Geographic Magazine. According to a statement released yesterday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Tanzania’s ambassador to Russia, Maj. Gen. (rtd) Simon Mumwi, received the award on behalf of the country in Moscow yesterday. “Tanzania has emerged tops in...

AU is now 55: What are its achievements?

By Mohamed Mansour Nassor, the assistant lecturer, department of Geography and Regional Economy & PhD candidate in Economics, Department of Political Economy at Patrice Lumumba University (PFUR) in Moscow, Russia.   The African Union (AU) is an intergovernmental organisation that consists of 55 members, which was founded on September 9, 1999, replacing the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) that was first established on May 25, 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The AU was...