Barely six months after the Russian foreign minister’s first African tour, two more trips are in the offing.
The equal partnership focus is worthy, though perhaps a subtle response to Africa’s neutral stance on the Russia-Ukraine war.
As President Obiang heads for another implausible 90%+ win, what value is there in bland election observer reports?
The G20 is more representative, and African Union membership would provide direct access to the world’s largest players.
Ducking the crossfire doesn’t mean staying neutral – Africa should take independent, principled positions that support the UN Charter.