BLOOD AND GOLD: WAGNER'S RISE IN CENTRAL AFRICA
Central African Republic is one of the poorest countries in the world, a victim of colonialism and torn apart by decades of civil war, and it’s become a landing pad for Russian mercenaries from the Wagner Group. Led by the now infamous Yevgeny Prigozhin, Wagner was invited in by the government to quell a rebellion. They’ve since infiltrated nearly every aspect of society – exploiting this vulnerable African nation and potentially making billions in the process.
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Art Direction by Pierangelo Pirak
Design & Animation by Stefania Sottile
3d Animation by Fabrizio Adamo