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In India, it’s time for Africa!

India recognizes a complementary role between India and China in Africa, but the continent’s China fatigue is the window of opportunity India was waiting for!

By Constantino Xavier*

WASHINGTON, October 28, 2015 (John Hopkins) -- This week New Delhi hosts the third India-Africa Forum Summit with delegations from all African states, more than 40 of which represented by their heads of state or government. It’s the largest diplomatic conclave the Indian capital has hosted in more than thirty years.

Read more... Wednesday, 28 October 2015 09:37
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Africa Looks West Once Again

By Alex Vines

LONDON, September 28, 2015 (Chatham House) -- For the first time in more than 15 years, Zimbabwe's 91-year-old president, Robert Mugabe, openly asked for western re-engagement in his 'state of the nation' address in August.

Read more... Monday, 28 September 2015 12:34
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India-Mozambique Relations: Towards Fresh Opportunities?

NEW DELHI, India, August 12, 2015 (IDSA) -- India’s historic ties with Mozambique have got a boost in recent years with several high level visits from the country including that of Mozambican President in 2013 and the Mozambican Foreign Minister Oldemiro Baloi in November 2014. These visits are important in terms of India’s growing interest in Mozambique’s energy sector. India is the fourth largest energy importer in the world and has been involved in seeking cooperation with several African countries to meet the growing domestic energy demand. During Baloi’s visit, besides the $ 216.4 million Line of Credit agreement to support development activity in Mozambique, the two countries also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance cooperation in the field of natural gas and oil.1

Read more... Wednesday, 12 August 2015 09:08
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Africa: Reinforcing the U.S.-Africa Partnership

By Grant Harris and Shannon Green

WASHINGTON, DC, July 30, 2015 (Blog) — Last summer, the United States paved new pathways for our relationship with Africa by hosting the historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Fifty-one African leaders joined President Obama in Washington for a discussion on "Investing in the Next Generation", the theme of the Summit. This gathering resulted in $33 billion dollars in new commitments to support economic growth across Africa, as well as tangible U.S. and African efforts to improve security, promote human rights and good governance, and provide opportunities for Africa's sizeable youth population.

Read more... Thursday, 30 July 2015 09:07
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Africa – BRICS Common Ground

Tatiana Deich PhD in History, Leading Researcher at RAS Institute for African Studies

Vyacheslav Usov Ph.D. (History), Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

MOSCOW, July 13, 2015 (RIAC) -- BRICS has become widely known across the world. The abbreviation signifies a group of leading regional states seeking to work together to put an end to the monopoly of the West in institutions of global governance. The addition of South Africa has made the bloc even more representative of the union of non-Western powers. However, the role of Africa for BRICS – and the role of BRICS for Africa – is undervalued.

Read more... Monday, 13 July 2015 15:42
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Africa: What African Countries Must Do to Boost Trade Among Themselves

By Bamidele Adekunle

AFRICA, July 10, 2015 (The Conversation) -- The expansion of trade among sub-Saharan African nations holds the key to faster growth and development to the benefit of all its citizens. To unlock this potential, countries will have to focus more on trade facilitation, including the simplification and modernisation of trade procedures.

Read more... Friday, 10 July 2015 14:00

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