The United States is seeking to pass a law to counter Russia in Africa by tracking its military operations, investments, oligarchs, and suspected illicit financial flows. News24 reports that the Countering Malign Russian Activities in Africa Act will require the State Department to send Congress, every year, a report on US measures to counter Russian machinations in Africa. It also seeks to “hold to account African governments and their officials who are complicit in aiding (Russia’s) malign influence and activities”. On 27 April, the US Senate put the bill to a vote, with 415 in favour and nine against, but it has not yet been signed into law.