Kester Kenn Klomegah

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MD Africa Editor Kester Kenn Klomegah is an independent researcher and writer on African affairs in the EurAsian region and former Soviet republics. He wrote previously for African Press Agency, African Executive and Inter Press Service. Earlier, he had worked for The Moscow Times, a reputable English newspaper. Klomegah taught part-time at the Moscow Institute of Modern Journalism. He studied international journalism and mass communication, and later spent a year at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He co-authored a book “AIDS/HIV and Men: Taking Risk or Taking Responsibility” published by the London-based Panos Institute. In 2004 and again in 2009, he won the Golden Word Prize for a series of analytical articles on Russia's economic cooperation with African countries.

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An Overview of South Africa’s Political Landscape

South Africa heads to the polls on May 29. The expected final results will open a new dawn for its population estimated 62 million....

Russian Travellers and Tourists squeezed between Asia and Europe

Europe and Russia are tightening a lot over travelling within the region since the 'special military operation' began late February 2022. Long before that,...

U.S.-Africa Business Summit: Partnering for Sustainable Success

The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) held the U.S.-Africa business summit in Dallas, Texas, on May 6-9 with the theme "U.S.-Africa Business: Partnering for...

BRICS Women and their Quest for Cultural Cooperation

In this insightful interview, Dr. Victoria Panova, Vice Rector of National Research University – HSE, Russia (HSE University), Head of the BRICS Expert Council...

FM Conference must separate blusters from concrete facts to achieve policy progress in Africa

Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared the forthcoming conference of African Foreign Ministers as the newest platform to systematize further the process of establishing...

Eurasian Economic Union Stepping Up with Renewed Interest in the Region’s Opportunities

Series of meetings have been held to review performance and discuss crucial challenges almost half way into Russia's chairmanship of the Commonwealth of Independent...

Africa’s Economic Development: Exploring Geopolitical Complexities and Contradictions

Within the context of rapidly geopolitical changes and the Russia-Ukraine crisis, African leaders have to absolutely rethink and take strategies to save their straddling...

French-Speaking African States Under Kremlin’s Politico-Military Influence

Russia has noticeably intensified its diplomatic relationship with French-speaking Africa after the second Russia-Africa summit in St. Petersburg. It has focused on dealing with...

Russia Educating and Training Future African Leaders

Amidst the geopolitical dynamics and diverse maneuvers to ensure stability at home, Russia has to show certainty, firmness and consistency in its relations with...

Russia, Sierra Leone Show Signs of Continuing Partnership

By upholding the principles of understanding and mutual respect, Russia and Sierra Leone are showing the desire to build a more harmonious relationship. But,...

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