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Israel continues charm offensive across Africa

By Laura Martel

In Global Focus this week, RFI's Laura Martel takes a closer look at the relationship between Israel and Africa.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahou announced last week the opening of an embassy in Rwanda and expressed a desire for Israel to become an official 'observer' member of the African Union.

These are the latest stages of a diplomatic offensive launched by Netanyahou in February 2016 to strengthen ties with Africa, embodied in a catchphrase :
"Israel is coming back to Africa, Africa is coming back to Israel".

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