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- There is a clear opportunistic factor in Russia’s projection of interest and power in any region where it notices an opening.
- To increase its presence in the global arena and diversify its economic ties, Russia is trying to increase its investments in Africa and establish partnerships with African states.
- Although Russia is no longer a superpower, it still wields considerable influence in Africa. It is primarily seeking to strengthen ties with African states to enhance its geopolitical leverage with the West.
- African countries and Russia generally share a normative vision of a multipolar world where the voice of marginalized African countries would be heard and powers like Russia would have a seat at the table.