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Russia, S. Africa agree to stronger ties

Visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed Tuesday to boost political and economic links with South Africa and said Russia was eager to catch up in the race for trade and investment in Africa’s powerhouse. Putin, on the first visit by a Russian head of state to South Africa, said at a joint news conference with his President Thabo Mbeki that: “The level of our economic cooperation is totally out of line with the political trust and confidence we’ve had over recent years,” he said. Full Story

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