The Wagner Group in Africa: How it serves to spread the influence and interests of the Russian state

Who are the Wagner Group?

Why does the Russian state use the Wagner Group?

Wagner mercenaries have been accused of carrying out human rights abuses [image source: Intelligence Fusion]

The Wagner Group in Africa

Central African Republic (CAR):

A selection of incidents of alleged Wagner Group atrocities in Central African Republic [image source: Intelligence Fusion]

Mali:

Wagner Group mercenaries appear to have staged evidence of French war crimes in a bid to sew disinformation in Mali [image source: Intelligence Fusion]
Wagner Group activities in Mali [image source: Intelligence Fusion]

Future considerations

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