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Burundi president to meet PM Tuesday


September 17th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Relations between India and Burundi are set to get a fillip when the eastern African country's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, meets Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday.India ... Read more...

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India to host Burundi’s president next week


September 13th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Marking an upswing in its relations with the African continent, India will host the president of Burundi, a land-locked uranium-rich country in eastern Africa, ... Read more...

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India to hold first dialogue Latin American troika


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) India will host its maiden dialogue with a troika of Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) countries Tuesday, an important step that will elevate ties ... Read more...

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Kenya eyes bilateral deals with China


July 17th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 17 (IANS) Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has left for Beijing to attend a key China-Africa forum where he is also expected to sign bilateral initiatives that will ... Read more...

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With China on mind, India steps up Latin America diplomacy


July 10th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Amid China's increasing foray in this region, India will host its first dialogue with foreign ministers of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries next ... Read more...

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India targets the young to bridge gap with Africa


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), May 3 (IANS) India is attempting to bridge the gap with Africa by roping in the young through a four-year long programme that comes on the back ... Read more...

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India pitches for greater development ties with Africa


March 19th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) India Monday pitched for scaling up economic ties with Africa and underlined its commitment to partnering the continent in fulfilling its developmental aspirations."We are committed ... Read more...

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India, Nigeria strengthen ties with Track II dialogue


March 16th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, March 16 (IANS) India and the oil-rich Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, have firmed up a Track II dialogue and unveiled new initiatives towards a strategic partnership that includes ... Read more...

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Africa seeks long-term scientific partnership with India (With Images)


March 1st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The African Union, that represents 54 nations of the African continent, Thursday expressed its wish to have a long-term strategic partnership with India in ... Read more...

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India inks $1 mn pact to train African craftswomen


February 29th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The National Institute of Design and the external affairs ministry have inked a $1 million MoU to train and empower craftswomen in five African countries, ... Read more...

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India concerned over piracy, backs Somalia stability


February 24th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Voicing concern over increasing piracy, India has expressed solidarity with Somalia and backed global efforts to bring stability to the war-torn nation."India desires stability ... Read more...

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India signs cooperation pact with Burundi


February 21st, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Building upon initiatives unveiled during the second Africa-India summit last year, India has signed a crucial cooperation agreement with Burundi, a landlocked country in ... Read more...

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As China-built AU centre opens, India focuses on quiet Africa diplomacy (With images)


January 30th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa/New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) As the glitzy China-built African Union building opened in the Ethiopian capital, India was quietly engaged in intense consultations with delegations from around ... Read more...

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India steps up knowledge diplomacy with Africa


January 18th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Stepping up its diplomacy in Africa, India Wednesday unveiled ambitious plans for enhancing collaboration in the area of human resource development and agriculture to ... Read more...

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India to train African craftswomen in basketry


January 10th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) India's National Institute of Design (NID) will train craftswomen of rural Africa in basket weaving under a $1-million project.The government Tuesday said the programme will ... Read more...

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India proposes $100 mn line of credit for Zimbabwe


January 10th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) India has mooted a $100 million line of credit (LoC) for improving health infrastructure in Zimbabwe, saying that Indian public sector undertakings (PSUs) would assist ... Read more...

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India, African connect through traditional crafts (With image)


January 2nd, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS)The flavour of Africa lives in its colourful arts, crafts, people and exotic landscape. Eighteen African craftspeople from five countries -- Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, ... Read more...

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India to maintain transparency in lines of credit to Africa


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) India Tuesday said it will follow transparent and fair selection procedures based on competitive bidding for award of contracts and execution of projects through ... Read more...

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India to set up education planning institute in Burundi


October 19th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Taking its capacity building initiatives in Africa forward, India has inked a pact with Burundi, a landlocked country in eastern Africa, for setting up ... Read more...

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India, Africa discuss setting up of 80 training institutions


October 12th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Oct 12 (IANS) India has discussed the action plan with the African Union to set up over 80 training and capacity building institutions across Africa, an important decision ... Read more...

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India vows to help turn Africa into emerging growth pole


October 12th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 12 (IANS) India has pledged its fullest cooperation to translate its vision of the 21st century seeing a great and dynamic role for Africa as an emerging ... Read more...

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Africa studies a hot new subject for Indian students


September 26th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) With Africa becoming a major growth pole of the world economy, the resource-rich continent and its growing relationship with India have sparked a new interest ... Read more...

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India pledges $8 mn to famine-stricken Horn of Africa


September 14th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) With a crippling famine ravaging the Horn of Africa, India Wednesday pledged $8 million to Somalia, Kenya and Djibouti and said it was considering ... Read more...

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Eritrea backs India for UN Security Council seat


June 8th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Hailing India's re-emergence as a global power, Eritrea, a country of over five million people in the Horn of Africa, has backed New Delhi's claim ... Read more...

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Africa key to solution of global problems: PM


May 29th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, May 28 (IANS) Returning from a six-day visit to Ethiopia and Tanzania, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday underlined that Africa held the key ... Read more...

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PM returns from Africa trip


May 28th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday returned to India from a six-day official visit to Africa. During the trip, Manmohan Singh attended the ... Read more...

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India, Ethiopia sign tax accord


May 27th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India and Ethiopia have signed double taxation avoidance agreement aimed at strengthening bilateral economic cooperation and stimulate the flow of investment and technology."The agreement ... Read more...

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Just $5 bn for Africa? Yeh dil mange more


May 27th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dar es Salaam, May 27 (IANS) A Tanzanian businessman is determined to raise the bar for India's Africa diplomacy. In a half-page advertisement carried in a prominent local daily, ... Read more...

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India asks Africa to fight piracy, backs its democratic upsurge


May 26th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 26 (IANS) Giving a contemporary and strategic cast to India's growing relationship with Africa, Manmohan Singh, in the first address by an Indian prime minister to ... Read more...

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Manmohan gets red carpet welcome on Tanzania visit


May 26th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dar es Salaam, May 26 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday touched down here to a red carpet welcome to begin a two-day visit to Tanzania that is ... Read more...

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India to take up Headley disclosures with Pakistan


May 26th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 25 (IANS) In the wake of fresh disclosures by Pakistani American terrorist David Coleman Headley, India said Wednesday it will take up with Pakistan the issue ... Read more...

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No Indian land grab, says Ethiopian PM


May 25th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 25 (IANS) Amid some misgivings here about India's acquisition of vast stretches of land, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Wednesday rejected charges of land grab as ... Read more...

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India pledges $5.7 billion, Africa backs India for UN seat (Lead)


May 25th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 25 (IANS) The curtains came down on India's second summit with Africa, with New Delhi pledging $5.7 billion for 80 capacity-building institutions across the continent and ... Read more...

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India has full faith in Africa, says Manmohan


May 25th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 25 (IANS) Signalling an economic push by India in a "resurgent" Africa, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said India was not deterred by reports of political ... Read more...

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India pitches for UN reforms at Africa summit


May 24th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 24 (IANS) India Tuesday made a strong pitch for reform of global political and economic institutions, including the UN Security Council, as it began a second ... Read more...

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