There's a new battle for influence in Central Africa, and Russia appears to be winning
LONDON - Trucks pass through the remote rebel-held town of Ndele in the Central African Republic on a regular basis, carrying U.N. peacekeepers or goods for sale. But one convoy last month held a different cargo: Russians.
"We were surprised to see them," said rebel administrator Dhafar Adoum. "We didn't know what it was all about."..