October 2011

Sunday 23 October 2011

 

A Review of Russia-Africa Relations. New Challenges & New Opportunities PDF Print Email
Sunday, 23 October 2011 17:23 Diplomacy

A Review of Russia-Africa Relations. New Challenges & New Opportunities

By O. Igho Natufe

MOSCOW, October 23, 2011 (TRCW) - This is an abridged version of a paper presented by an eminent Nigerian, O. Igho Natufe, an alumnus of Russia’s People’s Friendship University, who is currently the president & CEO of Canada-based Stratepol Consultants Inc.


 

Russia needs to emulate China’s example of successful economic expansion into Africa PDF Print Email
Sunday, 23 October 2011 10:41 China Africa Watch

Russia needs to emulate China’s example of successful economic expansion into Africa

Author: Agatha Idrisova

1MOSCOW, October 23, 2011 (TRCW) - Just within a time span of 20 years, China made a huge success in the implementation of its long-term foreign strategy policy aimed at an aggressive economic expansion of the zone of its geopolitical influence globally in general and in Africa in particular. The success of the ‘celestial state’ in Africa could be compared to the achievement of the Soviet leadership’s prudent policy in the second half of the 20th century, which made the Soviet Union, with the support of its so-called satellite partners in the communist camp all over the world, an undisputable leader in terms of spreading its geopolitical influence across the “Black Continent.”



Thursday 20 October 2011

 

Djibouti: A Strategic Partner For Russia PDF Print Email
Thursday, 20 October 2011 17:29 Diplomacy

Djibouti: A Strategic Partner For Russia

Djibouti2By Kester Kenn Klomegah

MOSCOW, October 20, 2011 (Buziness Africa) – Undoutedly, Djibouti is a typical tiny African country to be considered as a strategic partner for Russia. But, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, at joint press conference following long fruitful diplomatic talks with the visiting Djibouti Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mahmoud Ali Yusuf, both readily noted that Russia and Djibouti have a long tradition of cooperation on military-technical issues, servicemen from Djibouti are regularly trained in the institutions of higher education of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.



Sunday 16 October 2011

 

Russia: Lukoil Explores Africas West Coast PDF Print Email
Sunday, 16 October 2011 20:38 Interviews

Russia: Lukoil Explores Africa's West Coast

Oilgas-Lukoil_By Kester Kenn Klomegah

ACCRA, Ghana, October 15, 2011 (Buziness Africa) - Russia's LUKOIL is one of the world's biggest vertically integrated companies for production of crude oil & gas, and their refining into petroleum products and petrochemicals. The company is a leader on Russian and international markets in its core business and its key mission is to harness natural energy resources for human benefit and supports long-term economic growth, social stability, prosperity and progress in the regions where it operates.


 

Arms Spending Seen as Crutch for Diplomacy PDF Print Email
Sunday, 16 October 2011 20:36 Russian Reports

Arms Spending Seen as Crutch for Diplomacy

ArmsSpendPutinMOSCOW, October 15, 2011 (Reuters) - Two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's failure to cultivate power on the global stage using trade and diplomacy is forcing it back into its costly Cold War addiction to missiles and guns.



Thursday 13 October 2011

 

China/Russia In The Spotlight PDF Print Email
Thursday, 13 October 2011 20:27 Russian Reports

China/Russia In The Spotlight

ChinaOilBy Natasha Doff

MOSCOW, October 13, 2011 (TMN) - There was a notable eastward shift at last week’s VTB Capital Investment Forum in Moscow as Prime Minister Vladimir Putin geared up for a key visit to China this week.



Friday 07 October 2011

 

Africa Ravaged by Continued Denial of Market Access PDF Print Email
Friday, 07 October 2011 20:45 News

Africa Ravaged by Continued Denial of Market Access

By Ravi Kanth Devarakonda

Geneva, Oct 7, 2011 (IPS) - The poorest countries in Africa are not merely the victims of natural calamities. They are also ravaged by the continued denial of market access as promised in the Doha trade negotiations, say African trade diplomats.


 

 

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