Israel seeks to raise profile in Africa with Netanyahu trip

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to become the first sitting Israeli prime minister to travel to Africa since Yitzhak Rabin visited Casablanca in 1994Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to make his first trip as premier to Africa, seeking new trade partners and marking the 40th anniversary of a hostage rescue in which his brother died. While no official itinerary has been announced, Netanyahu is expected to visit Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda. Israel’s cabinet approved a proposal on June 25 to open offices of Israel’s Agency for International Development in the four countries.

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