Seizing African gold mines and building smuggling networks, the Kremlin-backed Wagner Group has generated over $2.5 billion to fund Russia's war in Ukraine. But there is a way to close the tap on Wagner's Africa blood gold pipelines.
Russia's Wagner Group follows a systematic four-part playbook to gain authoritarian control in African nations. In CAR, Sudan, and Mali, the Kremlin-backed mercenaries secure resource access for Russia in exchange for propping up Putin-like regimes.
Britain imposes sanctions on Russian oligarchs, businesses, and international networks aiding Russia's oil and gold industries, which play a significant role in financing the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
The temporarily occupied Crimea has witnessed the looting of the ancient reserve museum of Chersonesos Taurica by Russian…