While Russia's interest in the sub-Saharan Africa is nothing new, Russian authorities have realized that it’s time to move back primarily to reclaim its economic footprints and to find old Soviet-era allies, but that step comes with new challenges especially from other foreign players and the changing internal political and economic conditions in Africa.

In August 2014, Viktor Polikarpov was appointed as the Regional Vice -President of Rosatom International Network. His key responsibilities include overseeing, implementing and managing all Russian nuclear projects in Sub-Sahara African region. In this interview, Viktor Polikarpov discusses the potential nuclear energy requirements and nuclear safety as well as how to use nuclear energy in agricultural, health and other sectors of the economy in Africa.

The United Nations Human Rights Council ended its session on Friday, 3 July, and called attention to two new country situations which require strong efforts to limit violence and on-going violations of human rights: South Sudan and Burundi.

There is power and justice in everything that we read until we give our perspective the permission to see it as thus.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will be launched later this year, give Africa its best chance yet of eradicating poverty, said a panel on Meeting the Development Challenge at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town.

African economies are implementing reforms that are creating opportunities for investors in areas such as infrastructure, where capital is essential to drive development.

Integrating young people into the policy and decision-making processes today is essential to securing Africa’s future, Jacob G. Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa,

Reviewing more than 200 response activities implemented during the recent Ebola outbreak, the World Economic Forum has released a new report analysing the range of contributions and calling for action to build more effective public-private networks and partnerships in advance of the next public health emergency.

Nigerian diplomatic representatives, African researchers, non-governmental organizations, business people from Russia and Nigerian diaspora, local and foreign media representatives participated a one-day round-table discussions under the theme “Perspectives of the Russian-Nigerian relations in the light of the results of the Nigerian presidential election” that was held at the Institute for African Studies in Moscow.

In the Horn of Arica lies Somalia, a country that is intertwined with widespread lawlessness, ineffective government, terrorism, crime, and stagnation of development.

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