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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New Momentum for Russia – Nigeria Relations

Nigeria is considered the economic powerhouse in the West Africa region. As it is popular known, Nigeria is one of Africa's fastest growing economies...

Interview with Lyubov Demidova

Recognizing the huge untapped potential in their economic cooperation, Russia and Africa have taken steady efforts in raising the level of trade and business...

Overview of Russia`s activities in Africa in the past year

In its end-of-year official report, the Russian Foreign Ministry indicated that Russia, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, has made a...

Putin sends New Year’s message to Zuma

President Vladimir Putin has said in a New Year's message to South African President Jacob Zuma that Moscow is looking for strengthening economic cooperation...

Africa Could Reverse Trade Imbalance With Russia

African leaders, export trade organizations and corporate businesses have an extraordinary opportunity to design a well-timed strategy to take advantage of the growing market...

Russia: Attempting a Bridge to Africa

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...

Russia: Time to Finance Infrastructure and Investment Projects in Africa

Over the past few years, Russian companies have shown an increasing interest towards investment and preparedness to compete with other foreign players in Africa,...

Russia: Facilitating Trade with Africa

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Nuclear Power Supports Growing Development

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Zimbabwe and Belarus Strengthen Business Ties

It was, indeed, one more step for Zimbabwe to break all barriers that have impeded progress in its economic diplomacy and to seek an...

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