Russia expanding military presence in Africa
Russia proceeds with increased military power plays in the African Continent. This was reported by Anadolu Agency in April, but has recently been updated by The Daily Beast. Anadolu Agency states that a German government document exposed Russia’s increasing Africa ambitions. This was reported by the German newspaper Bild which cited a classified report from the German Foreign Ministry as its source. It was reported false by a Kremlin-biased Russian newspaper called Arguments of the Week that the Kremlin was building military bases in Africa.
Yet, within the last 24 hours, The Daily Beast updated a brief history from 2014 to the present of the Kremlin's pursuit of greater power in the African Continent. The Daily Beast released an investigative report that traces the timeline of a Russian return to the Continent. The Kremlin also moves to train soldiers in Africa.
The New African Living Standard will monitor future developments of these facts. This report is a bit outdated, with The Daily Beast offering only a little detail in developments.
The question remains. How greatly will the Beirut tragedy impact Africa politics?
Our investigation will post what little is known tomorrow, August 9.