New Israeli government revives African diplomacy with Covid vaccines
The foreign minister's announcement of the donation of a million Covid-19 vaccines to Africa was intended to show that Israel is reviving its cooperation with the continent.
In addition to reshuffling the government, Burkinabe President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré is pushing other initiatives to curb the Islamic militant threat in his country. He has urged the National Anti-Gold Fraud Brigade to mobilise and become more effective.
The French president has been trying to get China on board his summit of African economies for months but Beijing has yet to RSVP his invitation. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken should represent Joe Biden at the 18 May event, to which several African heads of state have been hastily invited at the last minute.