Russia's African Toolkit: Digital Influence and Entrepreneurs of Influence

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June 17, 2021

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Kevin Limonier, « Russia's African Toolkit: Digital Influence and Entrepreneurs of Influence », Poussières d'Empire, ID : 10670/1.xtuv4t


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Today, Russian influence on the African continent is still anecdotic compared to the People's Republic of China, the United States, and former colonial powers, such as France. Yet, Moscow has committed to reasserting itself as an alternative pole of influence to China and Western countries in the eyes of some African elites. This article analyzes two key components of Russia's African toolkit: its media outlets such as RT and Sputnik, which have managed to impose themselves on the African med...

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