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A Simple Translation of Anglo-European Russophobia Over Africa

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10.02.2019

The Anglo-European monopolization of Africa as a cash cow may soon be at an end. Until then, however, Africans will have to stomach the never-ending distortions of truth, on top of watching their legacy evaporate like a mirage over the sands of the Sahara. I’ve covered the disinformation on neo-colonialism many times, but today I want to deconstruct, line-by-line, the latest Russophobia propaganda about Putin’s role with African nations.

Professor Theo Neethling, of the University of the Free State, typed out a recent story entitled “Russia is expanding its strategic influence in Africa,” which rehashes the ages-old Russophobia left over from Soviet times. The strategy, if I may call it this, is the same old diatribe professing Vladimir Putin as the Neo-Stalinist, a man obsessed with restoring the Soviet Union to her former power and glory. Beginning with the intro, the good professor sets up his readers (students). Here’s what Neethling says about the new Supreme Soviet followed by my “Translations.”

Neethling: “Much has been made about China’s role and profile in Africa and the factors underlying its activities on the continent. Less debated is the spread and depth of Russia’s contemporary presence and profile in Africa.”

Translation: If you have been made to fear China, fear Putin’s Russia more. He is “spreading” like a plague across the ancient........

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