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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 […]

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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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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