Israel in sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Uganda, 1962-1972

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This chapter discusses Israel’s involvement with Uganda, with which it engaged in activities of both a ‘normal’ diplomatic and clandestine nature. Israel had established relations with Uganda upon its independence in October 1962—a relationship which endured until Idi Amin severed the connection in March 1972. Israel pursued four strategic objectives in Uganda. First, it sought access to the White Nile River. Second, it was concerned with the security of Uganda, as a ‘hinterland’ to Ethiopia. The third was a route to the Anya Nya movement in southern Sudan, which Israel supported in order to destabilise the regime in Khartoum. Lastly, Israel cultivated a security connection with Uganda.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIsrael's Clandestine Diplomacy
Subtitle of host publicationfrom the Centre to the Periphery
EditorsClive Jones, Tore Peterson
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherHurst & Co. Publishing
ISBN (Print)9780199330669
StatePublished - 2013


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