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Russia's First Ever Africa Summit: What You Need To Know

President Vladimir Putin hosted the first-ever Russia-Africa summit Wednesday and Thursday in the latest display of Moscow’s efforts to restore its geopolitical foothold on the continent after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Amid a deluge of memoranda of understanding and cooperation agreements, Russia clinched a series of trade agreements with some of the 55 African countries represented at the summit in Sochi.

Below is a list of military, energy and other deals made between Russia and African countries at the inaugural summit:

Military and politics:

— Russia signed a contract to supply 12 Mi-35 Hind E attack helicopters to Nigeria.

— Overall, Russia plans to send $4 billion worth of weapons to African countries in 2019, the state arms exporter said.

— Putin said Russia wrote off $20 billion of African countries’ debts that had accumulated during Soviet times.

— Putin has signalled readiness to help stabilize conflicts in …