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Vol 58 No 13

Published 23rd June 2017

Friends in African places

Israel is working harder on improving relations in Africa than at any time since its 1970s' diplomatic push which was designed to isolate its Arab enemies. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's charm offensive began after December's United Nations Security Council resolution, co-sponsored by Angola and Senegal, condemned Israeli settlement activity. He became the first non-African to speak at the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) summit, in Liberia on 4 June.

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