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Dr. Fonteh Akum Testifies Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Russia's Activities and Influence in Africa

July 14, 2022

Dr. Fonteh Akum, Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar with the Wilson Center's Africa Program, testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights , Europe, Energy, the Environment and Cyber on "Examining the Realities of Russian Activities and Influence in Africa and Its Effects on the Continent." The hearing took place on Thursday, July 14th, 2022. 


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Fonteh Akum

Executive Director, Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Africa

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