Russia-Africa Summit to form cooperation agenda, Lavrov says

17/07/2019 – The Russia-Africa Summit will give impetus to the development of ties between Russia and African states, forming an agenda for their further cooperation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a joint press conference with the top diplomat of Cote d’Ivoire, Marcel Amon-Tanoh. »We have thoroughly discussed preparations for the first Russia-Africa Summit scheduled to take place in Sochi in October. It will be the first such summit in history, an economic forum will precede it, » Lavrov noted. « We expect that these events will become a major milestone in Russian-African relations and will also help define our future partnership, » he added. Continuer à lire … « Russia-Africa Summit to form cooperation agenda, Lavrov says »

Russia/Africa – Leaders of 35 countries confirm participation in Russia-Africa Summit — senior diplomat

17/07/2019 – About 35 leaders of African countries have by now officially confirmed their participation in the Russia-Africa Summit and more participants are expected to join in, Russian Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Wednesday. Continuer à lire … « Russia/Africa – Leaders of 35 countries confirm participation in Russia-Africa Summit — senior diplomat »

Israel’s diplomatic thrust into Africa spearheaded by military training

2019/03/07 – TV report says IDF commandos are teaching local forces krav maga, urban combat and hostage rescue in a dozen African nations.

Israel Defense Forces commandos are reportedly training local forces in more than a dozen African nations, part of a broad strategy by Israel to boost its diplomatic ties in the continent. Continuer à lire … « Israel’s diplomatic thrust into Africa spearheaded by military training »

Saudi Arabia Chairs Ministerial Committee to Counter Israeli Activities in Africa

2019/03/07 – Ahmed Abdulaziz Kattan, Minister of States for African Affairs chaired here today the meeting of Arab Ministerial Committee to Counter Israeli Activities in Africa.
The meeting was held on the sideline of the 151 regular session of the League of Arab States’ Council at foreign ministers level to be held later today.
The committee is chaired by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with member states of Sudan, Libya, Lebanon, Palestine in addition to Dr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the Secretary General of the League of Arab States.

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Israel/Africa – Netanyahu shows American-Jewish leaders map of Israel’s diplomatic offensive in Africa #Mali

2019/20/02 – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told American-Jewish leaders that Israel has “potential” diplomatic relations with Mali and Niger, reported The Times of Israel.

“Israeli officials have long acknowledged their goal to restore formal ties with Mali, though never publicly referred to the status quo of relations in this way,” the report added. Continuer à lire … « Israel/Africa – Netanyahu shows American-Jewish leaders map of Israel’s diplomatic offensive in Africa #Mali »

Air Senegal launches first GX Aviation inflight connectivity in Africa

2019/18/02 – Air Senegal has installed and activated Inmarsat’s GX Aviation inflight connectivity solution on its newly delivered Airbus A330neos, making it the first African carrier to do so.

The West African airline signed a firm order for two A330neos in February 2018, the first of which arrived at Dakar Blaise-Diagne International Airport on Jan. 31. The aircraft is being deployed on flights between Dakar and Paris. Continuer à lire … « Air Senegal launches first GX Aviation inflight connectivity in Africa »

A new space agency signals Africa’s focus on harnessing geospatial data

2019/18/02 – After decades of playing catch-up, the African Union (AU) is doubling down on plans to join the global space race.

The AU passed legislation to establish the African Space Agency in 2017  and has just approved Egypt as host country for the headquarters of the new agency. Continuer à lire … « A new space agency signals Africa’s focus on harnessing geospatial data »