Netanyahu departs today for 5-day visit to Africa

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will kick off his five-day visit to Africa on Monday with a ceremony at the airport in Uganda, marking 40 years since the Entebbe raid, followed by a summit with the leaders of seven African countries.

The first sitting prime minister to visit sub-Saharan Africa since Yitzhak Shamir visited four western African countries in 1987, Netanyahu is scheduled to arrive at Entebbe in the early afternoon for the ceremony, which will include veterans of the raid that freed over 100 Israelis held in the old terminal building at the airport, as well as some of the hostages.


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