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Netanyahu meets with East African leaders

5 July 2016 at 00:04 | 2270 views

PV Staff

East African leaders from Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania have met with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a regional summit on counter-terrorism in Entebbe, Uganda.

According to President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, the African leaders have "agreed upon the importance of encouraging new avenues of co-operation based on human capacity building and the utilization of new innovative technologies to confront the scourge of terrorism."

Kenya has suffered terribly from terrorist attacks from Somali terrorists and terrorists from the Middle East while Uganda has been battling for decades with one of Africa’s most brutal terrorist groups, the so-called Lord’s Resistance Army of Joseph Kony.

Tanzania has been attacked by islamist terrorists in the past while South Sudan is still trying to detach itself from a horrendous civil conflict. Ethiopia too has had its share of civil conflict and sustainable peace between itself and its neighbour, Eritrea, is yet to be achieved.

Among the seven countries that were represented in Entebbe, only Zambia has known comparative peace and stability since independence.

The presence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu means African leaders, at least those in East Africa, are now looking at other means to fight against terrorism in their countries.