Russia’s Wagner Group has reportedly had a growing presence in the Central African Republic (CAR) since 2017. Although it officially denies this, if the numerous reports of its actions in the country are correct, Wagner and Russia have substantial financial incentive to remain in the country for the long term. Moreover, through a high level of engagement with the government in Bangui as well as with media and civil society in the country, Russia is helping to shape a new narrative for engagement with Africa that stands in direct opposition to the West and its commercial interests.
This is great. What do you think about Syty's recent return to CAR?
Excellent read/listen! Keep up the fantastic work.