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VIF Hosts the High Commissioner of South Africa and Ambassador of Sudan under its Connect Africa Programme

The High Commissioner of South Africa, His Excellency Mr. JS Ndebele, and the Ambassador of Sudan, His Excellency Mr Abdalla Omer Bashir Elhusain, gave presentations on the status of India's relations with their respective nations and their prospects....

India Africa collaboration on Renewable energies

In this episode of VIF podcast, Shri Rakshpaul Singh Malhotra, former Indian Ambassador to Niger and Samir Bhattacharya, Senior Research Associate at the Vivekananda International Foundation discusses the current contours of India’s collaboration w....

Interaction with Puneet Roy Kundal, Joint Secretary, MEA

Shri Puneet Roy Kundal, Joint Secretary, MEA, former Ambassador of India in Tunisia and Consul General of India in Cape Town, highlighted Africa's strategic importance for India in his remarks. He mentions that MEA considers the relationship with Afr....

The Future of Ethiopia's Peace Deal

There are nations with states and nations without a state. And in Sub-Saharan Africa, there is a third category: states without nations. One such case in point is Ethiopia. Ethiopia is a Federal Democratic Republic with two chartered cities and nine ....

The Promise and Peril of Africa in 2023

As the year 2022 ended, here is a brief recap of what happened in Africa over the past year. Most African countries were still battling to recover from the pandemic when the year began. However, a series of disruptions, such as supply shortages and s....

VIF-NIIA webinar on India-Nigeria relations under the “Connect Africa” Programme

On 27th October, 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation organized a webinar on India-Nigeria relations with Nigerian Institute of International Studies (NIIA), a premium think tank based in Nigeria. This was the second event under “Connect Afri....

India’s Healthcare Diplomacy with Africa reflects Southern Solidarity

The tiny African nation Gambia has recently been in the news due to the unfortunate deaths of 70 children from July to September, reportedly connected to four paediatric cough syrups made in India.December 08, 2022 International Relations and Diplomacy , Africa , Article , Gambia , Adama Barrow , India Gambia Relations , India Africa , Pharmaceutical , Maiden Pharmaceuticals

India's Healthcare Diplomacy with Africa

In this episode of VIF podcast, Ms Gouri Sardesai, CIO, Manorama Infosolutions pvt. ltd and Samir Bhattacharya, Research Associate at the Vivekananda International Foundation discuss India’s healthcare diplomacy with Africa. Given the importance of....

WTO and India-Africa position on Fisheries subsidies

In this episode, David Vivas, Legal Officer at UNCTAD discusses with Samir Bhattacharya, Research Associate at the Vivekananda International Foundation various issues related to WTO, particularly where India and Africa can work together under the Sou....

India-Africa Counter-Terrorism Cooperation

“We are very conscious of the expanding threats posed by radicalism, fundamentalism, and terrorism to African societies. These have been the subject of our contemporary agenda of cooperation.”

- Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minster....

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