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Vol 58 No 7

Published 31st March 2017

Plan Bibi for AU

Israel's latest African charm offensive will peak with an Israel-Africa summit on security and development in Lomé, Togo, in October. The organisers hope to have 25 sub-Saharan governments at the conference but few expect even half that number to show up. Israel exports around US$1 billion of goods each year to Africa but it is believed to be more interested in attracting votes in international assemblies such as the UN.

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