Petros Tsegai, the Eritrea’s Ambassador to the Russian Federation, affirmed that France and other Western countries are losing their influence in Africa.
“In Africa, several countries have a point of view like Eritrea. Before, when the US and France dominated the continent, it was difficult for Africans to oppose. And now another world is being built, so now they can breathe freely. This gives many countries hope that everyone going in a good direction,” the Eritrean ambassador said in an interview to RIA Novosti.
One of the most difficult things is to resist pressure from colonial countries, Tsegai said, noting that a number of African countries are still rely on them.
“This is not a neo-colonial, but a direct colonial attitude. Now they think differently, young people demand a different attitude, and although African politicians were at the head of many countries, they have a “little colonial Europe” in their heads. I hope more countries will start this understand. Now the French will not have such influence as before,” the Eritrean diplomat added.