Africa
Ethiopia Hosts the First African Forum on Cybercrime

The African nations are facing the fastest growth rate in Internet penetration worldwide. The African Union has revealed that the digital connectivity in the continent has tripled in the last five years, and it is also expected that by 2020, nearly a....

Libya in Turmoil

Nearly seven years after the revolution, Libya remains in the grip of civil war. The country’s ranking in terms of the UN Human Development Index has continued to fall from 43rd in pre-revolution period (2010) to 50th in the immediate post-revoluti....

Address of Shri. T. S. Tirumurti, Secretary (ER), at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), on ‘Enhancing India-Africa Cooperation’, 26 Sep, 2018

Dr. Arvind Gupta, Amb D P Srivastava, High Commissioner of Rwanda to India Ernest Rwamucyo, Shri Tulsi Tanti, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen. It is indeed a great pleasure for me to be present here for the inaugural session of ‘Enhancing In....

Africa on Top Priority: Prime Minister Modi Visits Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa

Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a five day, three-nation tour to Africa. The first leg of his visit was Rwanda, followed by Uganda where he addressed the Parliament of Uganda; and finally to South Africa to attend the 10th BRICS (Brazil, Ru....

Commentary: India’s Lines of Credit Dilemma

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on his third visit to Nepal at the end of the week from May 11-12, closely on the heels of visit of Nepalese Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli. Speaking at the India Foundation function PM Oli appreciated India’s assist....

President Kovind’s Visit: India -Africa Relations Reach New Heights

India and Africa have nurtured a warm and strong relation through ages. After assuming office in July, 2017, Indian President Shri R N Kovind embarked his third foreign tour to Africa. He visited Equatorial Guinea, Swaziland and Zambia in order to ex....

Commentary: Ethiopia under State of Emergency - Prospects to Strengthen India-Ethiopia Ties

Background Hailemariam Desalegn submitted his resignation as the Prime Minister of Ethiopia following years of unrest and crises in the country. His sudden withdrawal from the post of the Prime Minister and Chairman of the Ethiop....

Commentary: From Football Icon to Liberia President - Can George Weah Lead Liberia?

Liberia is a country in West Africa which is bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ivory Coast with an area of 111,369 square kilometers and population of approximately 4.6 million people. It has a republic system of government where the president is ....

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

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....

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

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....

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