Russian president’s envoy worried by Nigerian militants’ links with Al-Qa’idah

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax

Moscow, 27 August: Mikhail Margelov, the Russian president’s special envoy for Africa, believes that Nigerian terrorists’ contacts with Al-Qa’idah and their participation in the events in the Middle East may lead to the establishment of a terrorist front in unstable Arab countries.

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Russian envoy predicts rise in Islamic influence in Africa

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax

Moscow, 22 March: A rise in Islamic influence will be the main trend in the African region, the Russian president’s special representative for cooperation with African countries, Mikhail Margelov, thinks.

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Russia Still Struggling to Gain Foothold in Africa

Kester Kenn Klomegah
Inter Press Service (Johannesburg)
May 21, 2012 Monday

DATELINE: Moscow

As Russia’s new president Vladimir Putin begins a new phase of economic growth, trade experts are keeping a watchful eye on Moscow’s policies with the African continent, which they see as a huge, untapped source of economic opportunity.

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