CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC:
Russia recently sent an additional 300 military advisors to support President Touadéra of the Central Africa Republic as part of a deepening relationship. For Russia, the CAR primarily provides it with an opportunity to present itself as an important international actor in Africa. For Russia, the CAR may simply provide a relatively low-cost opportunity to reposition itself globally by gaining influence in a country whose politics centres on concessionary politics and opportunistic power grabs.
SOURCE: AFRICAN ARGUMENTS
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