Russia accuses West of exploiting Africa, offers unconditional help

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the West of exploiting Africa as he offers an alternative arm of help without political conditions. Putin will be hosting a two day summit with African leaders this week. The Kremlin said it expects 47 African leaders at Sochi for the Oct. 23-24 event. This will be first Russia-Africa summit as Russia joins other super powers to push their influence in Africa. “We see how an array of Western countries are resorting to pressure, intimidation and blackmail of sovereign African governments,” Putin said in…

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