Spotlight AFRICA Issue dated 01/09/2020

Snubbed by Sudan, Pompeo and Netanyahu scour Africa in search of support

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, 24 August 2020.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, 24 August 2020. © Reuters Marketplace - Latin America News Agency Pictures
Despite months of lobbying, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has failed to convince the president of Sudan's Sovereign Council to recognise Israel or support the Middle East peace plan concocted by Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner. This has US and Israeli diplomats busy scrambling for support from other African countries. [...] (938 words)
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