‘From Russia With Love’: A Putin Ally Mines Gold and Plays Favorites in Sudan

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Russia feeds off kleptocracy, civil wars and internecine conflicts in Africa, filling vacuums where the West is not engaged or not interested,” said Samuel Ramani of the Royal United Services Institute, a defense research group in London, and the author of a forthcoming book on Russia in Africa. Sudan, Mr. Ramani added, typifies the kind of country where Wagner thrives.