‘No New Clients’: Russia’s Prospects in Africa Look Bleak After Wagner Mutiny

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Wagner in Africa


CAR might not find it less easy to switch partners. According to Samuel Ramani, an associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, CAR will find it more difficult to remove Wagner from the country. This is because the group's relationship represents a more “comprehensive form of state capture,” where Wagner is far more integrated in government operations, including providing security for President Faustin-Archange Touadéra. “It would be hard to shift that dynamic,” Ramani said.