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Russia Ready to Send 'Free Food' to Africa: Putin

Russia Ready to Send 'Free Food' to Africa: Putin
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Russia President Vladimir Putin said Monday that the Kremlin is ready to provide food to Africa "free of charge" - on a condition that a deal on exports via the Black Sea is not extended after the recently agreed 60 days, according to the Associated Press.  A deal that allowed grain to flow from Ukraine to countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia was extended just before its expiration date, officials confirmed over the weekend.  Speaking at the International Parliamentary Russia-Africa Conference in Moscow, Putin said the extension meant the deal would run for another 60 days.