Humanitarian partnership between Russia and African countries is becoming increasingly important. It is an area covering the development of human capital (education and culture), social programmes, healthcare, and access to essential benefits supporting peoples lives and national development in countries across the continent. Russian companies are paying more and more attention to social development in the countries in which they operate. How can African nations overcome poverty, disease, and conflict? In what areas do governments and international organizations need corporations to step in? What social responsibility and humanitarian programmes are already being implemented by Russian companies in Africa?