The faces of all African leaders at Russia-Africa summit in Sochi as officials welcome them with cake

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A sea of African leaders has arrived in the Federal Republic of Russia for the Russia-Africa summit starting on Wednesday.

In an earlier statement, President Vladimir Putin of Russia welcomed African leaders to economic forum taking place in Sochi, Russia.

Below are the pictures of African leaders already in Russia. This article is updated as the leaders arrive.

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His Majesty the King Mswati III DLAMINI has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit.  Photo: Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
His Majesty the King Mswati III DLAMINI has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
His Majesty the King Mswati III DLAMINI has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
His Majesty the King Mswati III DLAMINI has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
His Majesty the King Mswati III DLAMINI has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
His Majesty the King Mswati III DLAMINI has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
President of The Republic of Benin H.E. Mr. Patrice TALON has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
President of The Republic of Benin H.E. Mr. Patrice TALON has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of Democratic Republic of the Congo H.E. Mr. Felix Antoine TSHISEKEDI TSHILOMBO has arrived in Sochi. Felix Antoine TSHISEKEDI TSHILOMBO will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit on 23–24 October. Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of Democratic Republic of the Congo H.E. Mr. Felix Antoine TSHISEKEDI TSHILOMBO has arrived in Sochi. Felix Antoine TSHISEKEDI TSHILOMBO will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit on 23–24 October. Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of Democratic Republic of the Congo H.E. Mr. Felix Antoine TSHISEKEDI TSHILOMBO has arrived in Sochi. Felix Antoine TSHISEKEDI TSHILOMBO will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit on 23–24 October. Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of Democratic Republic of the Congo H.E. Mr. Felix Antoine TSHISEKEDI TSHILOMBO has arrived in Sochi. Felix Antoine TSHISEKEDI TSHILOMBO will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit on 23–24 October. Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of Democratic Republic of the Congo H.E. Mr. Felix Antoine TSHISEKEDI TSHILOMBO has arrived in Sochi. Felix Antoine TSHISEKEDI TSHILOMBO will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit on 23–24 October. Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of Democratic Republic of the Congo H.E. Mr. Felix Antoine TSHISEKEDI TSHILOMBO has arrived in Sochi. Felix Antoine TSHISEKEDI TSHILOMBO will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit on 23–24 October. Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of The Union of Comoros will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October. H.E. Mr. Assoumani AZALI has already arrived in Sochi. Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of The Union of Comoros will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October. H.E. Mr. Assoumani AZALI has already arrived in Sochi. Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of The Union of Comoros will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October. H.E. Mr. Assoumani AZALI has already arrived in Sochi. Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of The Union of Comoros will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October. H.E. Mr. Assoumani AZALI has already arrived in Sochi. Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of The Union of Comoros will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October. H.E. Mr. Assoumani AZALI has already arrived in Sochi. Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of The Union of Comoros will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October. H.E. Mr. Assoumani AZALI has already arrived in Sochi. Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of The Republic of Seychelles H.E. Mr. Danny FAURE has arrived in Sochi. Danny FAURE will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit on 23–24 October. Photo: Vladimir Smirnov/TASS
The President of The Republic of Seychelles H.E. Mr. Danny FAURE has arrived in Sochi. Danny FAURE will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit on 23–24 October. Photo: Vladimir Smirnov/TASS
The President of The Republic of Seychelles H.E. Mr. Danny FAURE has arrived in Sochi. Danny FAURE will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit on 23–24 October. Photo: Vladimir Smirnov/TASS
The President of The Republic of Seychelles H.E. Mr. Danny FAURE has arrived in Sochi. Danny FAURE will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit on 23–24 October. Photo: Vladimir Smirnov/TASS
The President of The Republic of Seychelles H.E. Mr. Danny FAURE has arrived in Sochi. Danny FAURE will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit on 23–24 October. Photo: Vladimir Smirnov/TASS
The President of The Republic of Seychelles H.E. Mr. Danny FAURE has arrived in Sochi. Danny FAURE will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit on 23–24 October. Photo: Vladimir Smirnov/TASS
The President of Republic of Niger H.E. Mr. Mahamadou ISSOUFOU has arrived at Sochi International Airport to attend the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of Republic of Niger H.E. Mr. Mahamadou ISSOUFOU has arrived at Sochi International Airport to attend the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of Republic of Niger H.E. Mr. Mahamadou ISSOUFOU has arrived at Sochi International Airport to attend the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of Republic of Niger H.E. Mr. Mahamadou ISSOUFOU has arrived at Sochi International Airport to attend the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of Republic of Niger H.E. Mr. Mahamadou ISSOUFOU has arrived at Sochi International Airport to attend the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of Republic of Niger H.E. Mr. Mahamadou ISSOUFOU has arrived at Sochi International Airport to attend the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of Republic of South Africa H.E. Mr. Cyril RAMAPHOSA has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Alexander Rymin/TASS
The President of Republic of South Africa H.E. Mr. Cyril RAMAPHOSA has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Alexander Rymin/TASS
The President of Republic of South Africa H.E. Mr. Cyril RAMAPHOSA has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Alexander Rymin/TASS
The Vice President of the Republic of Liberia H.E. Mrs. Jewel Howard Taylor has arrived at Sochi International Airport to attend the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Alexander Rymin/TASS
The Vice President of the Republic of Liberia H.E. Mrs. Jewel Howard Taylor has arrived at Sochi International Airport to attend the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Alexander Rymin/TASS
The Vice President of the Republic of Liberia H.E. Mrs. Jewel Howard Taylor has arrived at Sochi International Airport to attend the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Alexander Rymin/TASS
The President of The Central African Republic will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October. H.E. Mr. Faustin Archange TOUADÉRA has already arrived in Sochi. Photo: Donat Sorokin/TASS
The President of The Central African Republic will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October. H.E. Mr. Faustin Archange TOUADÉRA has already arrived in Sochi. Photo: Donat Sorokin/TASS
The President of The Central African Republic will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October. H.E. Mr. Faustin Archange TOUADÉRA has already arrived in Sochi. Photo: Donat Sorokin/TASS
The Acting President of Mauritius has arrived in Sochi. H.E. Mr. Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit on 23–24 October. Photo: TASS
The President of Malawi H.E. Mr. Peter Mutharika has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: TASS
The President of Malawi H.E. Mr. Peter Mutharika has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: TASS
The President of Malawi H.E. Mr. Peter Mutharika has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: TASS
The President of Republic of Mali H.E. Mr. AIbrahim Boubacar KEITA has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Egor Aleev/TASS
The President of Republic of Equatorial Guinea H.E. Teodoro Obiang Nguema MBASOGO has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of The Islamic Republic of Mauritania will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October. H.E. Mr. Mohamed Ould Cheikh EL GHAZOUANI has already arrived in Sochi. Photo: Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of The Islamic Republic of Mauritania will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October. H.E. Mr. Mohamed Ould Cheikh EL GHAZOUANI has already arrived in Sochi. Photo: Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of Republic of Sierra Leone H.E. Mr. Julius Maada BIO has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Egor Aleev/TASS
A delegation from Gabonese Republic led by Prime Minister, Head of Government H.E. Mr. Julien Nkoghe BEKALE has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Egor Aleev/TASS
A delegation from Gabonese Republic led by Prime Minister, Head of Government H.E. Mr. Julien Nkoghe BEKALE has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Egor Aleev/TASS
The President of Republic of South Sudan H.E. Mr. Salva Kiir MAYARDIT has arrived at Sochi International Airport to attend the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Donat Sorokin/TASS
A delegation from The State of Eritrea led by Foreign Minister H.E. Mr. Mohammed Osman SALEH has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Vladimir Smirnov/TASS
A delegation from The State of Eritrea led by Foreign Minister H.E. Mr. Mohammed Osman SALEH has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Vladimir Smirnov/TASS
The President of Republic of Namibia H.E. Mr. Hage Gottfried GEINGOB has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Donat Sorokin/TASS
The President of Republic of Djibouti will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October. H.E. Mr. Ismail Omar GUELLEH has already arrived in Sochi. Photo: Valery Sharifulin/TASS
The Prime Minister of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia H.E. Mr. Abiy Ahmed has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Valery Sharifulin/TASS
The Head of the Presidential Council, Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord of the State of Libya H.E. Mr. Faiez SERRAJ has arrived at Sochi International Airport to attend the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Donat Sorokin/TASS
The President of The Republic of Angola H.E. Mr. Joao Manuel Goncalves LOURENCO has arrived in the Russian Federation for an official visit to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October in Sochi. Photo: Donat Sorokin and Valery Sharifulin/TASS
The President of Republic of Ghana H.E. Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa AKUFO-ADDO has arrived in Sochi. Nana Addo Dankwa AKUFO-ADDO will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit on 23–24 October. Photo: Valery Sharifulin/TASS
The President of Republic of Ghana H.E. Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa AKUFO-ADDO has arrived in Sochi. Nana Addo Dankwa AKUFO-ADDO will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit on 23–24 October. Photo: Valery Sharifulin/TASS
The President of The Republic of Angola H.E. Mr. Joao Manuel Goncalves LOURENCO has arrived in the Russian Federation for an official visit to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October in Sochi. Photo: Donat Sorokin and Valery Sharifulin/TASS
The President of The Republic of Angola H.E. Mr. Joao Manuel Goncalves LOURENCO has arrived in the Russian Federation for an official visit to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October in Sochi. Photo: Donat Sorokin and Valery Sharifulin/TASS
The President of The Republic of Angola H.E. Mr. Joao Manuel Goncalves LOURENCO has arrived in the Russian Federation for an official visit to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October in Sochi. Photo: Donat Sorokin and Valery Sharifulin/TASS
The President of Republic of Djibouti will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October. H.E. Mr. Ismail Omar GUELLEH has already arrived in Sochi. Photo: Valery Sharifulin/TASS
The President of Republic of South Sudan H.E. Mr. Salva Kiir MAYARDIT has arrived at Sochi International Airport to attend the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Donat Sorokin/TASS
The President of Republic of South Sudan H.E. Mr. Salva Kiir MAYARDIT has arrived at Sochi International Airport to attend the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Donat Sorokin/TASS
The President of The Republic of Rwanda H.E. Mr. Paul KAGAME has arrived in Sochi. Paul KAGAME will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit on 23–24 October. Photo: Donat Sorokin/TASS
The President of The Republic of Zimbabwe H.E. Mr. Emmerson Dambudzo MNANGAGWA has arrived in the Russian Federation for an official visit to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October in Sochi. Photo: Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of The Republic of Madagascar will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October. H.E. Mr. Andry Nirina RAJOELINA has already arrived in Sochi. Photo: Egor Aleev/TASS
The Head of State of People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria H.E. Mr. Abdelkader BENSALAH has arrived in the Russian Federation for an official visit to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October in Sochi. Photo: Donat Sorokin/TASS
The President of NIGERIA H.E. Mr. Muhammadu BUHARI has arrived in the Russian Federation for an official visit to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October in Sochi. Photo: Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
A delegation from The State of Eritrea led by Foreign Minister H.E. Mr. Mohammed Osman SALEH has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Vladimir Smirnov/TASS
A delegation from Republic of the Sudan led by The President of the Transitional Sovereign Council H.E. Mr. Abdul Fattah AL-BURHAN has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Valery Sharifulin/TASS
The President of The Republic of the Gambia H.E. Mr. Adama BARROW has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Alexander Ryumin/TASS
The Acting President of Mauritius has arrived in Sochi. H.E. Mr. Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit on 23–24 October. Photo: TASS
The President of The Republic of Chad H.E. Mr. Idriss DEBY ITNO has arrived in Sochi. Idriss DEBY ITNO will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit on 23–24 October. Photo: Valery Sharifulin/TASS
The President of Republic of Namibia H.E. Mr. Hage Gottfried GEINGOB has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Donat Sorokin/TASS
The Prime Minister of TANZANIA H.E. Mr. Kassim MAJALIWA has arrived in Sochi. Kassim MAJALIWA will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit on 23–24 October. Photo: Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of The Islamic Republic of Mauritania will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October. H.E. Mr. Mohamed Ould Cheikh EL GHAZOUANI has already arrived in Sochi. Photo: Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of The The Republic of Guinea H.E. Mr. Alpha CONDE has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Egor Aleev/TASS
The President of Republic of Namibia H.E. Mr. Hage Gottfried GEINGOB has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Donat Sorokin/TASS
The President of The Republic of Mozambique H.E. Mr. Filipe Jacinto NYUSI has arrived at Sochi International Airport to attend the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Alexander Ryumin/TASS
The Prime Minister of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia H.E. Mr. Abiy Ahmed has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Valery Sharifulin/TASS
The President of Republic of Uganda will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October. H.E. Mr. Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI has already arrived in Sochi. Photo: Valery Sharifulin/TASS
The President of The The Republic of Guinea H.E. Mr. Alpha CONDE has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Egor Aleev/TASS
President of Burkina Faso, President of the Council of Ministers H.E. Mr. Roch Marc Christian KABORE has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Donat Sorokin/TASS
The President of NIGERIA H.E. Mr. Muhammadu BUHARI has arrived in the Russian Federation for an official visit to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October in Sochi. Photo: Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The Head of State of People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria H.E. Mr. Abdelkader BENSALAH has arrived in the Russian Federation for an official visit to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit, which will be held 23–24 October in Sochi. Photo: Donat Sorokin/TASS
The President of Republic of South Sudan H.E. Mr. Salva Kiir MAYARDIT has arrived at Sochi International Airport to attend the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Donat Sorokin/TASS
The President of Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Mr. Mohamed Abdullahi MOHAMED has arrived in Sochi. Mohamed Abdullahi MOHAMED will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit on 23–24 October. Photo: Vladimir Smirnov/TASS
The Prime Minister of TANZANIA H.E. Mr. Kassim MAJALIWA has arrived in Sochi. Kassim MAJALIWA will take part in the Russia–Africa Summit on 23–24 October. Photo: Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
The President of Republic of Equatorial Guinea H.E. Teodoro Obiang Nguema MBASOGO has arrived in Sochi to take part in the Russia–Africa Summit. Photo: Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS
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