January 8, 2023, 06:38 – Public News Service – OSN

Ambassador of Eritrea Russia Petros Tseggai said that Western countries are losing influence on Africa. It is reported by RIA Novosti.

“Before, when the US and France dominated the continent, it was difficult for Africans to oppose. And now another world is being built, so now they can breathe freely. This gives hope to many countries that things are going in a good direction,” he said.

And he stressed that it is most difficult for the former colonies of France, which are still dependent on it, to oppose pressure: “Young people demand a different attitude, and although African politicians were at the head of many countries, they have a “little colonial Europe” in their heads.”

As the Public News Service previously wrote, the Ambassador of Angola to Russia, Augusto da Silva Cunha informedthat the West turned to African countries for resources because of the situation on Ukrainian territory.

Meanwhile, the Republic of South Africa on Sunday, January 1, assumed the chairmanship of the BRICS group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), taking over from China. According to South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor, the country intends exercise strategic leadership of the group in close cooperation with its other members.