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  • Opinion: Ethiopian Israelis Could Be Israel’s Best Ambassadors In Africa

    By Staff, 12:01 am

    In addition to expertise in fighting Islamic terrorism, Israel can give Africa technology in irrigation, agriculture and renewable energy, says Avraham Neguise, Member of Israel’s Knesset and chairman of the Caucus for Israel-Africa Relations. “We can grow food in the desert,” Neguise says. “The best ambassadors for this message are Ethiopian Israelis. The very same young people who filled up our squares with protests about the lack of social and economic opportunity could be trained to advance Israeli business and diplomatic efforts throughout Africa.”

  • Chinese Basketball Star Yao Ming Speaks Out Against Poaching

    By Dana Sanchez, 3:27 pm

    Yao Ming, 33, is better known for dunking baskets than for wildlife advocacy, but he is passionate about saving Africa’s elephants, and is spreading awareness of the cruelty of poaching in a new documentary. Despite a ban on exported ivory products and controls on domestic trade, China is still the largest market for illegal ivory, and prices for ivory have tripled since 2010, NatureWorldNews reported.

  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About U.S. Ambassador Terence Todman

    By Keren Mikva, 10:49 am AFKI Original

    U.S. Ambassador Terence Todman once threatened to quit if he was continually assigned to Africa. He criticized the State Department for sending black diplomats to African and Caribbean countries, referring to them as “ghetto” assignments. After serving as ambassador to Chad in the early ’70s, Todman threatened to quit if he was assigned to another African nation.He became the first black U.S. ambassador to a Latin American country. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Terence Todman.

  • Sierra Leone Wants Holland to Consider Investment, ‘Attractive Incentives’

    By Makula Dunbar, 5:06 pm

    At the end of a three-day tour to three cities in Holland dubbed, ‘Ambassador’s tour to promote Sierra Leone’s Trade and Investment Opportunities’, Ambassador Ibrahim Sorie has assured Dutch Investors that his country should be a favoured destination for them because of the government’s friendly policies for investors.

  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ethiopia’s Mulatu Teshome

    By Keren Mikva, 7:21 am

    Perhaps due to his time spent as an ambassador — jobs in which congeniality and personal relations are integral — Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome is considered much more outgoing and willing to speak openly than many other Ethiopian politicians, as well as leaders throughout Africa.

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