go to top
Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta holding flags of their countries. Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta hold the flags of their countries after a meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, July 5, 2016 (AP photo by Sayyid Abdul Azim).

Israel’s ‘Scramble for Africa’ Is Slowly Reaping Benefits

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021

Editor’s Note: This is the web version of our subscriber-only weekly newsletter, Africa Watch, which includes a look at the week’s top stories and best reads from and about the African continent. Subscribe to receive it by email every Friday. If you’re already a subscriber, adjust your newsletter settings to receive it directly to your email inbox.

Last month, the African Union granted observer status to Israel, after nearly 20 years of Israeli diplomatic efforts to that effect. Israel had previously held observer status in the Organization of African Unity, or OAU, the AU’s predecessor. But it lapsed after the OAU was disbanded in 2002 and replaced by the AU, and Israel’s efforts to get it back have been stymied since then. ...

To read more,

enter your email address then choose one of the three options below.

Subscribe to World Politics Review and you'll receive instant access to 10,000+ articles in the World Politics Review Library, along with new comprehensive analysis every weekday . . . written by leading topic experts.