India-Africa

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    As India-Africa ties are boosted, a shift in this South-South relationship is taking place

As India-Africa ties are boosted, a shift in this South-South relationship is taking place

Despite headlines describing a new era of greater economic, political and social ties, Barnaby Dye writes of a new shift in the substance of India-Africa relations.

World attention was drawn to Delhi in October 2015 for an India-Africa Forum Summit designed to herald a new era in relations that were already considered to be significant and growing. The event took […]

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    Rethinking the scope of South-South Co-operation in the wake of attacks on Africans in India

Rethinking the scope of South-South Co-operation in the wake of attacks on Africans in India

Pooja Jain argues that the principles of South-South Co-operation must widen their scope to include human rights and racial equalities.

 

The murder of the Congo national Masonda Ketada Olivier in India has given a jolt to the bonhomie of Africa-India relations. There have been attempts to temper this and the spate of other incidents against Africans in India as cases […]

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    The appropriation and commodification of cultural affinities in boosting contemporary economic relations between India and Senegal

The appropriation and commodification of cultural affinities in boosting contemporary economic relations between India and Senegal

Pooja Jain discusses the role of cultural links and imaging in the flourishing economic partnership between India and Senegal.

Studying the political economy of cultural exchanges between India and Senegal seems counterintuitive at first sight. Language is a modicum of exchange and the linguistic profiles of the two countries make exchanges of such nature unlikely or difficult to conceive. […]

The limits of Modi-fying India’s Africa engagement

India-Africa Forum and Summit in October 2015 saw African leaders welcomed with unprecedented levels of ceremony and political theatre. But Daniel Large writes that underneath new branding were old questions about how what was witnessed in Delhi will be followed through on in substantive ways, and the extent to which these will catalyse relations beyond political level.

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    What next after the Delhi Declaration? The Challenges and Opportunities of harnessing India-Africa Relations

What next after the Delhi Declaration? The Challenges and Opportunities of harnessing India-Africa Relations

As the India Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to usher in a new era of Africa-India relations, LSE’s Pritish Behuria analyses his approach.

Last month, representatives from all 54 African countries visited New Delhi to attend the third India-Africa summit. 41 leaders led their delegations to summit meetings and bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as well as local […]

India-Africa: a partnership of pragmatism and potential

The India-Africa Forum Summit took place in New Delhi from 26-29 October 2015, having been postponed from December 2014 due to the Ebola epidemic. Miko Brown assesses how the third summit contrasted with previous meetings, and what it reveals about where the African continent fits in Modi’s pragmatic and multifaceted foreign policy.

The third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) was hosted in New […]

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 […]

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