The East African - - NEWS -

Af­ter los­ing much of its in­flu­ence in Africa af­ter the col­lapse of the cold war, Rus­sia is slowly worm­ing its way into the Horn and the Great lakes, with arms and nu­clear tech­nol­ogy, and but­tress­ing some un­sta­ble gov­ern­ments in the re­gion in a coun­ter­mea­sure to the US’ in­flu­ence in the re­gion. Rus­sia is also be­com­ing a strong ally to coun­tries such as Su­dan and South Su­dan in ve­to­ing sanc­tions and arms em­bar­gos at the UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil that are mostly spon­sored by the US.

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