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Vol 64 No 3

Published 2nd February 2023

President Putin's Africa summit in July will be key diplomatic test

Foreign Minister Lavrov tours Southern Africa as Moscow wins more battles in information war with Europe and the US

Russian officials are confident that South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa will attend President Vladimir Putin's Russia-Africa summit due to be held in late July in St Petersburg. The summit, postponed from last year due to Russia's war in Ukraine, will be a form of loyalty test for African leaders to Moscow.

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