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

Significance of President of Seychelles Danny Faure’s Visit to India

Over the last few years, India’s outreach to Africa has been considerable, particularly the relation between Indian and Seychelles has always been worthy of attention. Since 1976, when Seychelles gained independence, the relationship between the t

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 Ethiopian People's Revo

Commentary: India, Hopeful to Expand its Influence in the Indo-Pacific, Signs Pact with Seychelles

The Republic of Seychelles is an archipelago which lies in the Indian Ocean. The country has 115 islands with Victoria as its capital. Some of the nearby islands and territories to Seychelles are Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar, Comoros, etc. The coun

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 population of approx

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

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

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

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