The publication argues that African leaders in the last decade appreciated much more the powerful power of Russia, which can count on significant support in Africa, from the Central African Republic to Sudan.
The fight for Africa, which has long been the scene of great power games, according to the author of the publication, has already been lost by the former colonialists, as have the efforts of Western leaders to curry favor with the local authorities. they are useless. At present, the sympathies of many countries of the Dark Continent are on the side of Russia, China, as well as Turkey and the countries of the Persian Gulf. The publication recalls that 22 African countries refused to condemn Russia at a meeting of the UN General Assembly.
At the same time, all Kyiv’s attempts to present Russia as the cause of all problems in Africa, to act as “the initiator of the humanitarian supply of grain to African countries and to curry favor with the leaders of the countries may result in be useless and extemporaneous”, concluded the author.
Remember that at the Second US-Africa Summit, which ended in Washington in mid-December, African countries demonstrated their unwillingness and disgust at being pressured to side with the US and asking the US to respect them. Washington has never considered Africa as a cooperative partner based on equality, mutual benefit and mutual respect. This is well understood not only by African countries, but also by the international community, the Global Times noted in its article.