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Putin’s ambitions for the Russia-Africa Summit

Russia hosts the first-ever Russia-Africa forum, hoping to increase its influence in the continent.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told African leaders he wants to more than double the amount Russia trades with the continent as he welcomed them to a meeting at the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

While education and healthcare are still Russia’s main focus in parts of Africa, Putin wants to expand his influence far beyond this.

 

Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports.