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Idriss Déby: The death of an African warrior

We worry about the Middle East. We pivot toward Asia. As for Latin America, we at least pay attention to Venezuela, Cuba and the countries from which emigrants are streaming north. But Africa? Mostly, we...

IsraAID sends vaccine-support team to Eswatini

Israeli humanitarian aid agency IsraAID dispatched a medical, logistical and psychosocial team to Eswatini (Swaziland) on March 8 at the invitation of the Eswatini government to support the southern African country’s upcoming national COVID-19...
Map courtesy of the Nations Online Project.

Africa has become a jihadist playground

In an unprecedented public warning in early February, Bernard Emie, the head of France’s Directorate-General for External Security, reported, “From Mali, terrorists have worked on attacks against us, against our partners, and they are...
Rabbi Mendy and Mazal Sternbach, co-directors of a new Chabad center in Africa's most populous city of Lagos, Nigeria, with the continent's fourth-largest economy. Credit: Chabad.org/News.

Largest city in Africa gets its first full-time rabbi

When Mendy Sternbach first traveled to Nigeria from Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2014 as a 21-year-old rabbinical student to help out for the High Holidays, he didn’t expect that one day he would be putting down...
A view of Khartoum, Sudan. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

How normalization with Israel represents a welcome boost for Sudan (and vice versa)

Khartoum, Sudan, was the setting for the infamous Arab League summit in 1967 that produced the Khartoum Resolution known as “The Three Nos”: no negotiations with Israel, no peace with Israel, no recognition of...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Chad Cabinet chairman Abdelkerim Deby at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on Sept. 8, 2020. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.

Israel and Chad consult on exchange of ambassadors, upgrading relations

Israel and Chad discussed on Tuesday the possibility of upgrading diplomatic relations, including exchanging ambassadors and for the latter to have an embassy in Jerusalem, according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office. Netanyahu met...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala, Uganda, on Feb. 3, 2020. Photo by Haim Zach/GPO.

Israel sees dawn of a new era as African and Arab countries seek diplomatic...

They say history repeats itself, but sometimes, history is made. When eight Arab countries gathered in 1967 in Khartoum, Sudan, to condemn Israel just months after the Six-Day War and announce what became known as...
Sudan's transitional leader, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Netanyahu meets with leader of Sudan, agrees to move towards normalizing ties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Sudan’s leader, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, while the two were in Uganda on Monday. During the meeting, which was held at the residence of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, the...
Rabbi Chaim and Dina Bar Sella arrive in Rwanda to open a new Chabad center in Kigali that will include the country’s first synagogue, with Bar Sella as its first permanent rabbi. Credit: Chabad.org/News.

Rwanda gets Chabad center, nation’s first synagogue and first permanent rabbi

A new Chabad-Lubavitch center is set to open in Kigali, Rwanda, that will include the nation’s first synagogue, served by the country’s first permanent rabbi, reported Chabad.org. Rabbi Chaim and Dina Bar Sella, who arrived in...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Chad President Idriss Déby at the Presidential Palace in Ndjamena, Jan. 20, 2019. Credit: GPO/Kobi Gideon.

Netanyahu makes historic visit to Muslim-majority Chad to renew formal ties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a historic visit to the central African nation of Chad on Sunday, where he announced the re-establishment of ties. “Chad is a very important country and very important for...