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Israel: deportation of African migrants kicks off

The Israeli government on Sunday began warning thousands of African migrants to leave the country by the end of March. There are more than 60,000 African migrants in Israel, jarring its already ethnically fraught population of 7.8 million. Last month, the government announced a plan to deport about 38,000 migrants who had entered the country […]

Togo, only African country to back US position over Jerusalem

Togo, a tiny West African nation, is the only country on the African continent to have voted in favor of President Donald Trump’s political move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The UN General Assembly repelled Trump’s decision in a resolution adopted by an overwhelming majority last week. The resolution in effect condemned President Trump’s […]

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General Assembly Urges all States to comply with UN resolutions on Jerusalem

By an overwhelming majority, Member States in the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday “demanded” that all countries comply with Security Council resolutions regarding the status of Jerusalem, following the United States’ decision to recognize the Holy City as the capital of Israel. In a resolution adopted by a record vote of 128 in favor […]

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Israel: South Africans stand with Palestinians to reject Balfour Declaration

Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters party (EFF) and hundreds of South Africans grouped in front of the Israeli embassy in Johannesburg to denounce the Balfour Declaration which 100 years ago paved the way to the creation of Israel in 1948. The protesters, dressed in red T-shirts, chanted “Away with apartheid Israel, away” […]

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Morocco’s King Urges International Community to Compel Israel to Cease Provocations in Al Quds

King Mohammed VI of Morocco, in his quality as Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, sent a letter to the UN Secretary General António Guterres in which he strongly condemned the “unacceptable” Israeli Policies and urged the international community to intervene to compel Israel to put an end to such aggressions. In the letter, the King […]

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Angola eyes investment boost from Israel

Angolan authorities are eyeing foreign investments from Israel to revamp fertilizers industry in order to boost the oil-rich nation agriculture sector, National Director of Forests at the Ministry of Agriculture, Domingos Nazaré Veloso, told reporters. Speaking about the investment opportunities in the agricultural sector on the sidelines of the first Angola-Israel business forum, Domingos Nazaré […]

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ECOWAS: Israel to invest $1 billon in solar energy

Leaders of the West African regional group ECOWAS last weekend inked a memorandum of understanding with Israel that will earmark $1 billion over the next four years to finance solar energy projects in the member states of the bloc. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, who confirmed the deal in a speech before the ECOWAS summit of […]

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Morocco: ECOWAS Green-lights Morocco’s membership bid

Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Sunday agreed to allow Morocco become member of the regional body pending final and official decision to be made in Togo, December this year. Leaders of the 15 countries making up the organization in the Liberian capital Monrovia instructed the ECOWAS commission to “study the […]

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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 […]

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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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