In a state visit to Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Rwanda, Prime Minister Netanyahu hopes to strengthen the Israeli presence in East Africa; The trip will begin in Uganda for an official ceremony marking 40 years since Operation Entebbe.

The Compassion Experience, coming July 1-6 to Castle Rock Park in the Heights, will provide a glimpse of life through the eyes of an impoverished child. Three 20-minute tours will take visitors through scenarios in Uganda, the Dominican Republic and the Philippines. [...] Compassion International, an international child-advocacy ministry, will bring two semitrailers filled with more than 2,000 square-feet of interactive exhibits, Lacy Maloney said.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has become a leader nobody in the West is eager to host, has decided to steer toward countries with leaders he thinks might understand him: Uganda, Kenya and Somalia. [...] It's become a tradition for Erdogan to begin his foreign travels with much fanfare and overdone public relations campaigns.

Makerere University has started an academic collaboration program that will involve staff and student exchanges and scholarships for industry linked Master's degree programs with Chonbuk National University (CNU) of South Korea. The program was sanctioned through a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof John Ddumba Ssentamu and Lee Nam Ho, the president of Chonbuk National University in Kampala.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye said that through cultural exchanges Ethiopia and Korea could deepen their age-long friendships, and cooperation. The two nations have exhibited their cultures yesterday at Nelson Mandela Hall, Addis Ababa University.

Drafted by France to enhance the diplomatic communication and social media engagements of Uganda diplomats and foreign policy students, the French embassy has partnered with Victoria University to train diplomats in the country. The training, [...] will cover how social media is affecting diplomacy and also equip diplomats, mainly drawn from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the emerging digital concepts of diplomacy.

Rusinga Island

The key to better cooperation in the Lake Victoria region might be the promotion of a subnational identity for Islanders.