Two suicide bombers detonated explosives-laden cars on Tuesday outside the United Nations Mine Action Service offices and a Somali army checkpoint in Mogadishu, killing 13 people, including seven UN guards, Somali police officials said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on a historic trip to Africa where he is visiting Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia. In exchange for its expertise in security and other fields, Israel wants African states to side with it at the United Nations.
In what may be a result of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's trip to Africa, Tanzania has announced it will soon re-open an embassy in Israel to help establish direct ties after severing relations following the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
Ethiopia’s ambassador to Israel said that African countries are turning to Israel for help in combating poverty and terrorist threats. He stressed that counter-terrorism is not the only basis for ties between the two nations.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta visited Israel, but the Palestinians are upset he made a stop in Judea and Samaria, Israel's historical heartland. The Palestinians are also upset Kenyatta did not visit any Palestinian city.