Maybe South Sudan is interested in learning from Israel's long experience in dealing with hostile neighbouring Islamist countries yearning to kill its citizens and take its land. Maybe Nigeria is interested in learning from Israel's long experience in dealing with Islamic terrorists eager to kill its citizens in the name of Islam.
Maybe the folk-memory of the evil Arab slave trader also lingers in the minds of the Africans.
How the BBC must hate news stories like the above. Black Africans (good) linking with Israel (oh so bad) to fight Islamists (good). How the BBC's collective minds must hurt.