Briefing | How Wagner is shaping risks in Africa


Dragonfly is hosting a briefing to look at the Wagner Group’s expansion strategy in Africa and its implications for Western businesses operating there.

The Wagner Group has significantly expanded its footprint in Africa in recent years, a trend that is highly likely to continue over the long term. Its presence in some African countries has exacerbated existing civil conflicts and the group has used direct hostile tactics against foreign states, companies and nationals to further its commercial interests. Further growth of Wagner’s operations will probably expose businesses in Africa to new operational and strategic risks, including in relation to their ability to obtain government contracts in the region. 

In this briefing, we will cover: 

  • The Wagner Group’s strategy in Africa
  • Which countries it is likely to expand to next 
  • The Group’s impact on Western companies
  • Which sectors are particularly at risk

The briefing will include an opportunity for you to pose questions to our panel. Please note that places are limited and preference will be given to Dragonfly clients.

Date: Thursday, 23 March
Time: 1200hrs EST | 1600hrs GMT | 1700hrs CET | 2000hrs GST

A Rwandan peacekeeper of the UN MINUSCA (right), a private Russian security guard (centre), and a member of the presidential guard (left) stand guard in Bangui, Central African Republic, during the country's presidential and legislative elections on 27 December 2020. Photo by Alexis Huguet via Getty Images.

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