Dawn of an Era in Zimbabwe: How Robert Mugabe Failed to Implement Succession Plan

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF
Background The Republic of Zimbabwe is a landlocked country located in the southern part of Africa bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The country is located between the Limpopo and Zambezi rivers with a pop
International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

Commentary - Rise of Terrorism in Mozambique: First Islamist Attack Shock the Region

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF
Mozambique lies in the southern east part of Africa, surrounded by the Indian Ocean in the east with its neighbouring countries as Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa. It has a population of around 29 million and occupies a
International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

Commentary - Presidents First Foreign Trip to Djibouti: Why It Matters?

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF
President R.N. Kovind chose Djibouti as first leg of his visit to Africa. This is the first time a top Indian leader visited Djibouti on an official visit. This is not surprising because Djibouti has a strategic location on the Horn of Africa, border
International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

India Needs Proactive Engagement with East African Countries on Maritime Security

Commodore Somen Banerjee, Senior Fellow, VIF
The Western Indian Ocean has been a fertile ground for almost all maritime threats and challenges; and East African nations have struggled to keep up with the rapidly evolving security scenarios. While there are some notable exceptions, most military
International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

President of India Embarks His First Foreign Trip to Africa

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF
The African Connection At a time when India is trying to build its presence in Africa, President Ram Nath Kovind’s first foreign trip to Africa acquires special attention. The President of India was on a four day state visit to
International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

एशिया-अफ्रीका वृद्धि गलियारा: क्या इससे पलटेगी बाजी?

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF
एएजीसी दृष्टि पत्र – उत्पत्ति और इसके निर्माण के पीछे की संस्थाएं? अफ्रीकी विकास बैंक (अ
International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa, Energy Security, Hindi

ट्रंप के कार्यकाल के 100 दिन: अफ्रीका के लिए क्या अच्छा और क्या बुरा

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF
29 अप्रैल, 2017 को डॉनल्ड ट्रंप के राष्ट्रपति के रूप में 100 दिन हो गए। कुछ प्रमुख क्षेत्रों के संबंध म
International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa, Hindi

Asia- Africa Growth Corridor: Can It Be a Game Changer?

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF
AAGC Vision Document - Origin and Institutions behind its Creation? Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) supported by Japan and India was unveiled on 24th May, 2017 during the 52nd Annual Meeting of the African Development Bank (AfD
International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

Trump's 100 Days in Office: The Highs and Lows for Africa

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF
April 29th, 2017 ushered in hundred days of Donald Trump’s presidency. Many media outlets have examined the significance of his presidency for the United States of America (USA), and also, for the country’s foreign policy. It is but natural that
International Relations and Diplomacy, US, Africa

Modi’s Seychelles Visit & Its Geopolitical Implications

Anushree Ghisad, Research Associate, VIF
As part of his recent three nation Indian Ocean tour, Narendra Modi became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Seychelles after 34 years; Indira Gandhi being the last in 1981. Modi led a high level delegation which included among others Foreign
International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa