In the 1960s there were strong ties forged between the former Soviet Union and many countries in Africa. Those ties didn't endure - but now Russia seems to be rekindling old friendships on the continent.
In the final episode of this series of What’s Up Africa, satirist Ikenna Azuike says he thinks he knows why.
It's official guys, What's Up Africa is now also on the BBC! Every Friday at 17.30GMT as part of BBC World's television show Focus on Africa. Before we kick off with brand new weekly episodes though, here's a review of three big news stories of 2014 - and the things that didn't go quite so right for the people in power…
What's Up Africa is a video blog created and presented by Ikenna Azuike, filmed and edited by Sandesh Bhugaloo and written by Ikenna Azuike, Mollie Balogun and Okechukwu Ofili.
Producer: Kathy Harcombe
Consultant Script Editor Turan Ali and Co-Directors Emmanuel Tenenbaum, Sandesh Bhugaloo
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