"During this event, we will discuss Russia's activities in Africa's Information environment. Russia builds its presence in some African countries by relying on ties going all the way back to the Soviet times. It has been boosting its diplomatic links in the region, aggressively seeking deals and security relationships. The COVID-19 vaccine diplomacy has been one of the key elements of all of these efforts, also being present in the social and traditional media in certain African countries, which has been a growing concern among the West," said advance material.
Speakers will be Paul Stronski (Senior fellow in Carnegie's Russia and Eurasia Program) and Alex Vines (Director of the Africa Programme at Chatham House) with moderation provided by Una Bērziņa-Čerenkova, Head of the Riga Stradins University Political Science PhD program.