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The Tiger and the Dragon: a comparison of Indian and Chinese investments in West Africa’s oil industry

LSE’s Raj Verma describes how India and China differ in their approaches to mobilising crude oil in West Africa. Read more articles in the “Why India-Africa relations matter” blog series. India and China are surging ahead as world economic powers with impressive growth rates. But this growth has created a thirst for oil in both countries. Oil production in India […]

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India and Africa ties: challenges and opportunities

In this post, Dr Sumit Roy* highlights the thinking and the strategies underlying the growing and controversial economic ties between India and Africa in the context of the latter’s pursuit of globalization.¹ Read more articles in the “Why India-Africa relations matter” blog series. Africa’s quest for globalisation has been underscored by domestic and external forces. Internal policies centre on the key […]

Time to scale up relations between India and Africa

Anirudh Menon argues that India should accelerate its trade and aid relationship with the emerging economies of Africa. This article was first published by Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations. Read more articles in the “Why India-Africa relations matter” blog series. India Vice President Hamid Ansari was in Ethiopia on May 25 to represent India at the 50-year celebrations of the […]

Book review – India in Africa: Changing Geographies of Power

LSE’s Raj Verma describes the book India in Africa as a welcome addition to the growing literature on  the South Asian giant’s engagement with the African continent. Read more articles in the “Why India-Africa relations matter” blog series. Tomes of literature and scholarly work are attributed to China’s presence in Africa. There are myriad books, journal articles and reports from […]

“Africa is part of South Asia just as South Asia is part of Africa” – Tirthankar Roy

LSE’s Tirthankar Roy calls for greater historical consciousness of the centuries-old ties between India and African countries. Q. What kind of economic ties have existed between India and African countries? A. From the eighteenth century onwards, a cloth called guinée was produced in India and shipped from Pondicherry to West Africa (Senegambia) by the English and the French. Guinée was […]

Indian cotton textiles in the eighteenth-century Atlantic economy

Kazuo Kobayashi explains how the demand for Indian cotton textiles among Africans underpinned the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the eighteenth century. Read more articles in the “Why India-Africa relations matter” blog series. The eighteenth century saw the rapid development of the Atlantic economy, which was characterised by slavery-based plantations in the Americas and the Caribbean Islands producing profitable commodities such as […]

Mahatma Gandhi and South Africa

Syerramia Willoughby describes how Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence evolved and influenced events in South Africa. Read more articles in the “Why India-Africa relations matter” blog series. For as long as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi lived, he never forgot the events of 7 June 1893 for they lit within him the first political stirrings that would dominate the rest of his life. By […]

Photoblog: The African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean World

In recent times, the growing economic relationship between India and African countries has been the subject of academic research and newspaper articles. Yet, as this collection of images courtesy of the New York Public Library shows, the relationship between these two entities has existed for centuries. Read more articles in the “Why India-Africa relations matter” blog series.  

India’s engagement with Africa: An enduring partnership

H.H.S.Viswanathan argues that India’s ambitions of being a global power cannot be achieved without the support of the African continent. Read more articles in the “Why India-Africa relations matter” blog series. While talking about Africa’s engagement with the outside world, some commentaries in newspapers refer to India as a newcomer to the continent. Nothing can be further from the truth. […]

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