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Togo, Israel Poised to Boost Ties

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday met with visiting Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé to discuss cooperation between the two countries. Togo is one of Israel’s strongest friends in western Africa, as evidenced last September when it joined Rwanda, Kenya and Burundi to support Israel at a key vote at the […]

Israel Renews Ties with Guinea after 49-Year Disruption

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said his country has resumed diplomatic relations with Israel after 49 years. The move follows the recent landmark visit of the Israeli Prime Minister to the continent. ‘‘During my visit to Africa I said that an African country would soon declare the resumption of relations – this happened […]

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Israeli PM Begins Historic Africa Tour

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Kenya on Monday as the first Israeli prime minister to visit sub-Saharan Africa in 30 years, seeking new trade partners and new allies. Kenya is the second leg of his four nation landmark African tour, which kicked off in Uganda on a rather solemn note. The trip comes […]

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Jordan Discusses Jerusalem Camera Installations with Palestinian Authority

Jordanian foreign minister Nasser Judeh arrived in Ramallah for a brief visit on Thursday to discuss the installation of security cameras at Haram al-Sharif. Palestine, Jordan and Israel agreed to the installation of the cameras since October but technicalities have delayed it. Palestinians are reportedly concerned that the cameras will be used by Israeli security […]

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Israel: UNHRC Wants Israeli Businesses in West Bank Listed

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution requesting that human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein launch an investigation into the “implications of the Israeli settlements” on Palestinians and create a database of businesses “involved in activities” in the occupied West Bank. The resolution provoked criticisms from Israeli and U.S officials. Prime Minister Netanyahu […]

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Palestine: France rules out automatic state recognition if talks fail

France’s Foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault backtracked from his predecessor’s statement of recognizing Palestine as a state if the peace talks that Paris is initiating between Israel and Palestine fails. Ayrault arrived in Cairo for a two-day working visit and in a joint press conference with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry stated that “there is no […]

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DRC: Mine collapse leaves 2 dead, 5 missing

At least two workers died and five are still missing after a 250-metre copper and cobalt mine collapsed in the south-eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo. “Of the seven who disappeared, two bodies were found,” Gustave Nzeng, chairman of Kamoto Copper Company (KCC), the joint venture that runs the mine, told local media. Rescue […]

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Greece parliament to recognize Palestine

The Greek parliament would recognize Palestine as a state during its December 22 session and the president of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas is expected to be intendance. The recognition will be non-binding and serve as a symbolic gesture if approved although the main opposition right-wing party, New Democracy, could abstain from voting. Palestine has […]

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Egypt : Sisi says Government will not resign after elections unless…

The Egyptian new government that was sworn in last month, was expected to be replaced by December or January after the parliamentary elections scheduled this October and November, but President Sisi hinted that the cabinet may stay in office beyond that date. During the celebrations marking the anniversary of Egypt’s 1973 war with Israel, President […]

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Palestine: World Bank warns of fragile situation

An economic report released by the World Bank on Tuesday and is to be presented this week in New York has highlighted that Palestine is undergoing a precarious situation that has overshadowed the perception of a brighter future as it warned that it could lead to renewed escalations of tensions. Unemployment rate is getting higher […]

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