Lineaments of Multipolar World Rising: Africa and Russia harmonize (Part 2)
[Please first read Part 1 here]
“If the full moon loves
you, why worry
about the stars?”
— African Proverb
The quickening emotional and psychological decoupling from the West since the start of the SMO reminded Russians of an African saying, “the rain does not fall on one roof alone.” Most of mankind shared their western-driven woes. They’d suffered for centuries too. Many beautiful opportunities presented themselves elsewhere. The Valdai communiqué observed, “Africa is a promising continent with broad prospects for economic growth. It is very rich in both natural and human resources…”
Relations became closer and more intimate with African states. The fortitude of Africans in withstanding western pressure to sanction and to break relations with Russia was exemplary. It encouraged other regions around the world. It was a virtuous cycle turbo-charging their own long struggle to end western neo-colonialism and even the surreptitious occupation of parts, such as in “French Western Africa.” And an appreciative Russia reciprocated in numerous UN initiatives and open diplomatic-political, military, and humanitarian support to Africa.
“[FM Lavrov:] We know that the African colleagues do not approve of the undisguised attempts of the US and their European satellites to gain the upper hand, and to impose a unipolar world order to the international community. We appreciate the considered African position as to the situation in and around Ukraine. Although unprecedented by its scale the pressure from beyond has not brought our friends to join the anti-Russian sanctions. Such an independent path deserves deep respect.”
During Cold War I, most Africans were in either the USSR camp or the adjunct anti-imperialist Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). (Map 04: Old African Allies of the USSR). Map 04 understates the true extent; many in grey, such as Sudan and Egypt, were formerly in the Soviet camp then transitioned to NAM in the 1960s. They invariably continued to bloc with the socialist states of Eurasia. Later in the Cold War, some African states flipped back and forth between the Soviet Union and the West, depending on who brought the heftiest suitcases of cash or at the whim of the current capricious leader. Somalia had largely been in the Soviet camp up to the 1960s and 1970s. As the Soviet economy lost steam in the 1980s, and altogether disappeared in the 1990s, overt allegiances colored the African map a uniform “western blue.” However deeper unseen currents persisted, flowing powerfully with the anti-imperialist socialist camp. They would break to the surface with the contiguous crises of COVID-19 and the Russian SMO.
The main objectives of western provocation of the SMO — to levy such unrelenting severe sanctions and economic war, thus driving Russia into international isolation, and to leverage the economic collapse and desired regime change (“a Moscow Maidan”), failed to materialize. The many shenanigans provoking and leading to the SMO and prolonging it, as well as unappreciated resiliency of the real Russian economy, had the paradoxical opposite effect! It strengthened Russian self-sufficiency, brought political clarity and internal strength, and the sympathy and political-economic and spiritual support of up to 90% of mankind. Driving Russia into the SMO tremendously helped boost multipolarity. Russia began to serve as a lightning rod and role model, to the horror of the combined West.
Russia started to engage in pushback and assertiveness unseen since the fall of the USSR. A steady revelatory drip of western biowarfare activity was presented by the Russian Ministry of Defense to the global commons. Combined western efforts directed against powerful regional African states such as Nigeria, and against old ally Egypt were highlighted, as well as against Russia itself. China chimed in. The subsequent obfuscation and inaction of these incendiary reports by NATO-members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) were noted worldwide. The deafening silence, in most cultures interpreted as complicity, and disdainful reception smacking of contemptuous impunity, especially in setting of the suspicious global covid crisis on everyone’s mind, lowered already plummeting western moral authority.
The dealings with Africa and Africans of the Russian Foreign Minister best tell the tale. The nature, number, and focus of the meetings of HE Sergey Lavrov markedly changed since Feb 24, 2022. The western portfolio increasingly came under the care of the Minister of Defense Shoigu. All-consuming war avoidance efforts at the Foreign Ministry transitioned to building new networks and dusting off old alliances. The very tempo pointed to the urgency and the import.
The Press Service of the Foreign Ministry website catalogues all of Foreign Minister Lavrov’s official press releases, in Moscow and worldwide. He went on three monumental multi-nation African tours in a mere 200 days or 6 ½ months. He visited Egypt, Ethiopia, Uganda, and the Republic of the Congo from July 24 – 27, 2022; South Africa, Angola, Eswatini and Eritrea from January 23 – 26, 2023; and Mali, Mauritania, and Sudan from February 7 – 9, 2023. More trips are scheduled to Morocco and Tunisia, among others.
In the year from 24th February 2022 to 21st February 2023, Lavrov visited and had press releases for a total of 11 African states of his 51 (22%) collated press releases. These African press releases consisted of 11 out of 33 (33%) visits abroad. 13 of 51 (25%) press releases in total concerned African states whether in Russia or abroad in Africa. 14 of 52 (27%) press releases on the sidelines of 77th UN General Assembly concerned exclusively Africans, not including additional formats with the BRICS or the Arab League, both with African members.
In comparison, in the prior year – from February 24, 2021, to February 24, 2022 – Lavrov had a total of one African state press release out of 89 (1%). This press release followed the visit to Egypt on April 12, 2021. It was the only 1 of 31 (3%) visits abroad. There were no visits to sub-Saharan Africa during this period. 10 of 89 (11%) press releases in total concerned African states whether in Russia or in Africa. Only 4 of 31 (13%) press releases on the sidelines of 76th UN General Assembly concerned Africans; 10 of 31 (32%) concerned an exclusively western focus.
Admittedly, in the immediate year preceding the SMO, much of the time and energy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs was devoted to averting war with western countries. This was marked by 10 out of 31 (32%) visits abroad to visiting NATO countries. 16 out of 58 (28%) press releases were devoted to western dignitaries’ visitation to Russia. This number rises when factoring in western allies, intermediaries, or sock-puppets such as Türkiye, the Gulf Cooperation Council, the UN, and other western-dominated international organizations such the Red Cross, OSCE and the International Atomic Energy Agency, during this critical period of escalating tensions. Russians vainly employed all avenues at their disposal towards war avoidance.
In the Spring of 2022, after the period of initial stabilization of the SMO, and with cessation of diplomatic initiatives via Belarus and Türkiye and full conversion to a war of attrition, Lavrov made his first trip to long-term Russian ally Algeria in northern Africa. This was on May 10th, on the 75th day of the SMO. His first trip to sub-Saharan Africa was on July 25th to the Congo on the 151st day.
Why the delay? Through April, there were highly focused negotiations with the Ukrainians, and by extension with their western patrons, duly sabotaged by Boris Johnson and the Americans. And perhaps it was to give the West time to display their cynical perfidy. By the time of his late-July arrival in Africa, it was clear to all who had delayed the peace initiatives in Minsk and Ankara and who had blocked the Odessa grain, fertilizer, and fuel vital to African survival. (Map 05: Africa’s Russian Grain Imports) For Africans, as for all other humans, “seeing was believing.” Most of Africa was dependent for ≥30% of its grain and other foodstuffs on imports from the Russian-Ukrainian Black Sea ports. For some highly populated states such as Egypt and Ethiopia, the figure approached a critical 70% and higher. Over ½ billion people live in nations heavily dependent on Russian wheat – from Belarus to Namibia and Nicaragua to Mongolia.
Russia worked for over a half-century, initially as part of the USSR, to reduce western colonialism in Africa. As Lavrov bluntly reminded the spluttering French,
“Moscow… “played the leading and decisive role in liberating the continent from the colonial yoke,” and assisted African nations in “building their statehood, forming the basis of their economies and defense,” according to the foreign minister. This assistance was often provided for free.”
Current efforts, marked by the significant time, energy, and political capital investment of the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, indicate a broad offensive not merely to diversify relations with African members of the Global South but to sincerely support, encourage and affirm their emancipation from neo-colonialism. Such a human, culture and resource-laden continent freed to develop and achieve their potential will enrich and advance all human civilizations.
Much of Lavrov’s 2022 – early 2023 efforts were outside of Françafrique, with only 1 of 11 (9%) travels to Africa and 6 of 17 (35%) consultations held in NYC or in Moscow devoted to sub-Saharan Françafrique states. This was likely due to the stronger antipathy to French neocolonialism in those western African states. They had correspondingly stronger awareness and drive for decoupling from western predation. There was accordingly less need for Russia to send its top diplomat. Given ideological-political readiness in Françafrique, more emphasis was put on external political-diplomatic support and internal kinetic support, such as by the Wagner private military company (PMC), among others. The latter served to train, bolster and take over counter-terrorist training from French forces with their cynical conflicts of interest.
On the other hand, 4 of 11 (36%) of Lavrov’s African travels and 5 of 17 (29%) of his consultations held in NYC or in Moscow were to former British Empire dependencies. The racism there was less crude, the hegemonic propaganda and brainwashing stronger, and the oppression more insidious leaving locals more prostrate. These remained more comfortably plugged into the Matrix like the inner Imperial provinces of Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Accordingly, greater time was devoted to sensitizing and encouraging steps toward vassal-escape and multipolarity in the Anglophone countries.
“Love doesn’t listen to rumors.”
— African Proverb
The Empire Struck Back at Afro-Russian harmonization the only way it knows – viciously, with the malice of old. It hounded the Russian FM Lavrov, ever hot on his heals, attempting to distract and to distract the attention and capture the energy of Africans. They desperately sought to keep them in thrall and away from new multipolar initiatives. The Empire launched extensive counter-offensives, sending the tragic Macron to limp-wristed receptions and the simple Blinken to be left out like old Christmas cake. The latter was even sent a second time in November following the disasters of the tone-deaf “Jupiter” Macron in Françafrique.
There were the titillating and confused walkabouts of the EU’s elderly top diplomat “Jungle” Borrell. Did dementia invade the entire sclerotic and gerontocratic nomenklatura from the top downwards? The U.S. Treasury Secretary Yellen and the IMF’s Georgieva did their part. Yellen mumbled to wide incredulity that, “the single best thing we can do to help the global economy is to end Russia’s illegal and unprovoked war in Ukraine.” Many other Vice-Roys and lesser functionaries were sent to cajole, bribe, threaten and strut in vain. These efforts could not overcome the inexorable tide. The western MSM hid the seismic proportions and implications of Lavrov’s rockstar treatment at every African stop, despite Borrell’s ravings. He whined the airtight censorship was lax during this undeclared wartime environment:
“Lavrov goes to Africa and tries to persuade the Africans that sanctions are to blame for all that’s happening… and the whole of the Western media repeats it… I go to Africa to say the opposite, that sanctions have nothing to do with it, and nobody picks it up.”
If following Lavrov’s tours the west focused on counter-charm offensives, putting garish lipstick on the old pig, they had put African leaders under more direct pressure for generations. These efforts continued in the period immediate to the SMO. Up to half a dozen sitting Presidents and Prime Ministers died during the COVID-19 crisis – those of Burundi, Tanzania, Chad, Eswatini, among many others threatened and targeted such as in Madagascar. Reuters and other western organs went on studious fact-checking missions. The presidents had rejected on their people globalist-mandated lockdowns and forced “vaccination” using western proprietary mRNA products. President John Magufuli of Tanzania had enlightened mankind concerning the reliability and very validity of western-sourced COVID-19 tests: “He said he had secretly had some animals and fruits tested at the laboratory and that a papaya (paw-paw), a quail and a goat returned positive samples.”
After refusing to cap the price of Russian oil, the Nigerian Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) happened to fall over dead. Most of OPEC was desperately tied to their oil revenues, being largely sole-commodity states. They couldn’t afford to harm themselves as they were being obligated by the West. You could say as the Anglo-Zionists resolutely sacrificed to the last Ukie conscript; OPEC was prepared to sacrifice to the last pen-pushing Secretary General. And time and a measure of the correlation of forces were on OPEC’s side. Many members had Bears with real wunderwaffen at their backs.
African food security was targeted. The region with the fastest growing population as well as the least resilient, Africa had an ever increasing dependency on agricultural imports. (Table 01: Food Sales Growth) As with Event 201, Lock Step, Dark Winter, and so many other globalist “simulations,” the November 2015 Food Chain Reaction Crisis openly aimed at Africa’s food supply. They put Africa in Room 2003 (in the western masonic secret societies, drop the zeros, thus 2003 = 23 or the year 2023). This conference was in part-organized by US food giant Cargill and saw the gentle hands-on guidance of consummate swamp creatures John Podesta and Tom Daschle. And it was funded by George Soros. Did they foresee a Democrat in power during the coming crises of opportunity? So, when 2021-2022 arrived and Africans started seeing shenanigans denying them Russian-Ukrainian fertilizers, fuels, and grains, as well as ubiquitous wearing of masks and unusual droughts in many nations, a lightbulb turned on in their collective mind.
Russian officialdom did not delve into conspiracies of depopulation agendas; they dryly highlighted the practical aspects of known shenanigans. Russia rejected Western claims the blockage of grain exports from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports had put the world on the brink of a food crisis.
“Speaking in the Egyptian capital Cairo, Lavrov said the true cause of the problem was “illegitimate” restrictions imposed on Moscow by the US, EU and their allies, which have “prevented operations with Russian grain [food and fertilizers], including  insurance, including  the admission of our ships to foreign ports and  foreign ships’ entry into Russian ports.”
While in Moscow, the President of Senegal voiced agreement for all Africans. He was also the acting head of the African Union.
Western Chaos-generation continued to be a priority. They sponsored, funded, armed, and media white-washed Salafi, evangelical, and other extremism while simultaneously obtaining lucrative contracts from the targeted African countries. This muscular hybrid-war technique had become de rigueur as most were onto the slicker consent-games after a century’s running. It worked on the same template as in the Ukraine, West Asia or in Afghanistan. Even this new game became stale and exposed after nearly a decade of ‘Operation Barkhane’ (the equivalent Ukie “anti-terrorist operation” or ATO of West Africa). Africans such as President Touadera of the Central African Republic went to Russia to resume Soviet-era military cooperation agreements. On-site training of forces, armaments, education in Russian military institutes, and provision of PMCs were negotiated.
And then Polite Green Men on extended safari vacations began to show up. Some of their curious game had distinctive Gaulish and other extra-continental accents! For the most they focused on deconfliction, training and counter-proxy tasks. Effective auxiliary support by these Russian PMCs such as Wagner quickly turned the tide after the lack-luster western pretend-efforts. European diplomats, politicians as well as NATO summits screeched of the Wagner presence in Mali and throughout West Africa. The natives had been given the Gatling gun!! Their very neo-colonial legerdemain was being dismantled in front of their astonished eyes!
Spain additionally protested, being deprived of cheap-labor refugee streams as the local conflicts died down. Enraged, out of ideas and without currently palatable options, being stuck in the Ukie and West Asian tar-pits, the US declared the Wagner Group ‘a transnational criminal organization.’ For now, as with other Russian interests, Empire was reduced to impotent sanctioning, lawfare, and the occasional extra-territorial bounty-hunting of Russian citizenry. Meanwhile, like a lush garden in full Spring bloom, the Russian military cooperation footprint blossomed throughout Africa. (Map 06: Russian Kinetic Map)
The Spiteful had become stymied. The follies and crimes of a West in zugzwang repelled more and more. The allure of multipolarity ever intensified. Russia had returned. Africa started to gently drift away…
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Lineaments of Multipolar World Rising: Africa and Russia harmonize (Part 5)March 18, 2023
Lineaments of Multipolar World Rising: Africa and Russia harmonize (Part 3)March 2, 2023
Lineaments of Multipolar World Rising: Africa and Russia harmonize (Part 1)February 24, 2023
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Hi AHH, very good bones-building! There is one issue that I have with modern Russia, and I have it even worse with the old USSR. OK Russia says that they “played the leading and decisive role in liberating the continent from the colonial yoke,” and assisted African nations in “building… Read more »
Yes agreed. Back then it was a zero-sum game for the most. Ejecting westerners and finding markets for their MIC, etc. Ruskies weren’t all Innocent Ivans! That being said, a full generation has lapsed, intentions are markedly different (much more of that in the concluding Part 3), and Africans are… Read more »
i’m curious about the current state of dam on the nile?
Hi emerson. I lost touch with much of this GERD issue since SMO. Here is a primer for folks unaware of the issue. Ethiopia has right to development. This is a huge hydroelectric power station project which will not only give it energy security in a poor and heavily populated country, but a… Read more »
hello, ahh, thank you for your response & refresher on gerd. i, too, had lost touch with gerd. both links are valuable, the update, i’ve bookmarked as a goto. i’m sure like many i’ve been hoping lavrov & wang yi would work with sudan, egypt, & ethiopia to help reach… Read more »
You’re welcome! I forgot that much of these shenanigans around the GERD involve targeting Egypt directly. Zionists fear Egyptian potential. A proud, ancient civilization with 100+ million and very strategically located. Highly educated; like Cuba much of their exports are doctors, who are in all surrounding countries. Until recently, the… Read more »
you have placed the piece missing! i have struggled to understand, always grieving for egypt, for the nile, something heaven sent, & to be so threatened, it rent us all. &, you, ahh, have with the ease of a passing felucca caught the entire panorama. there will come a time… Read more »
Dear AHH, as always,
your article is very informative.
Love the Proverbs used,
I will add another :
“He who digs
a pit for his brother
falls into it”
The Pit, could well be the last hope of
AZ colonialism and it’s inverted empire 😄
Not just their hope Sudhi, but their source, their inspiration, their guidance, and their return!
Talking of related proverbs, I saved: