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What next for Wagner’s African empire?

Posted on AllSides June 28th, 2023
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Until the events of the past week it seemed that the Wagner Group’s next outpost was more likely to be Burkina Faso than Belarus. But on June 27th Yevgeny Prigozhin arrived in the latter, as part of a deal that the country’s president, Alexander Lukashenko, said he struck between the mutinous leader of the paramilitary network and Vladimir Putin. From there Mr Prigozhin will try to run the brutal African operations that have become crucial not just to his empire but to the Kremlin’s approach to the continent.

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