NEWSWEEK 18 November 2018 by TOM O’CONNOR Russia and China have embarked on increasing their military presence in Africa, where the U.S. recently announced it would withdraw some troops in order to counter its two top rivals abroad. As war rages between the government and rival rebel movements in the Central African Republic, Russia has set out to play a larger role...

THE GUARDIAN 11 September 2018 Kremlin officials are offering arms and military services deals in exchange for diplomatic support and mineral extraction...