• Russia is building military influence in Africa, challenging U.S., France0

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – August 8, 2020: Ethiopians hold up a poster of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a pro-government gathering condemning the rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Russia is challenging the status quo in Africa, using insecurity and diplomatic disputes