USA—AFRICOM Chief Warns of Growing Russian Influence In Africa

Voice Of America News | 02/11/2019

The top U.S. military officer for Africa has expressed concern that Washington is losing its influence in the region to Russia, reports the Voice of America News. Russia is working to expand its presence in regions that could provide them with an advantage over the U.S. and its allies, Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, the commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Feb. 7. Moscow has established inroads in Africa, particularly in areas where African...

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