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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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Indian bank opens branch in South Africa


September 13th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Sep 13 (IANS) State-owned Bank of India (BoI) has opened its first branch here in a move to enhance the relationship between South Africa and India while contributing ... Read more...

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Nairobi planning to bid for the 2024 Olympics


August 9th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Nairobi, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kenya’s Prime Minister Raila Odinga announced on Wednesday that they are preparing the country so that they can host the Olympic Games in 2024. Odinga said that ... Read more...

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Africa puts women’s empowerment on top of agenda


July 15th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 15 (IANS) Africa exalted the spirit of women power and empowerment as Liberia's President Ellen Johnoson Sirleaf, the first female elected head of state in the continent, ... Read more...

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Africa celebrates women power


July 14th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 14 (IANS) Africa Saturday toasted the spirit of women power and empowerment as Liberia's President Ellen Johnoson Sirleaf, the first female elected head of state in the ... Read more...

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`BRICS investment in South Africa mining sector to grow’


July 14th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 14 (IANS) The BRICS investment in South Africa mining sector is set to increase in the next few years despite an ongoing nationalization debate, BRICS Africa Portfolio director ... Read more...

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Race for AU’s top job moves into overdrive


July 13th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 13 (IANS) The 19th African Union summit has kicked off in this Ethiopian capital with all eyes set on intense lobbying for what is touted as the "mother ... Read more...

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India keen to invest in Ghana’s oil industry (Lead)


July 10th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, July 10 (IANS) India is seeking to invest in Ghana'soil and gas sector and double trade with West Africa to $40 billion by 2015 as part of its growing efforts ... Read more...

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Two-day Africa festival opens in capital (With image)


June 18th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A two-day festival of African culture opened at the Kamani Auditorium in the capital Monday with music and dance performances by troupes from Zambia, the ... Read more...

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India to host Africa Festival (With Image)


June 6th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Artistes from as many as five African countries - the Seychelles, Zambia, Sudan, Ghana and Senegal - will bring to India their folklores, dances and ... Read more...

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Canada plans military bases in global hot spots


June 6th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, June 6 (IANS) Canada is finalizing agreements with five countries to host Canadian military bases in some of the world's most volatile regions, a media report said.Under the Access ... Read more...

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‘India should take on Chinese investment blitzkrieg in Africa’


June 5th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 5 (IANS) India needs to pull up its socks in the race with China for investments in the resource-rich African continent, a former Ugandan diplomat said Tuesday.Speaking during ... Read more...

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India to give major boost to Africa’s cotton output


June 1st, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, June 1 (IANS) India has set in motion a $4.66 million programme to develop the cotton industry across the African continent, which has faced a combination of problems ... Read more...

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South Africa to build big nuclear plant


May 30th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 30 (IANS) South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has stressed the need for replacing coal with other energy sources, particularly nuclear energy. He said the country would build ... Read more...

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India calls for stronger ties with resurgent Africa


May 25th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Toasting the African resurgence on the occasion of Africa Day, India Friday underlined its commitment to build a stronger partnership with the 54-nation continent that ... Read more...

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Scientist, designer create bodysuit to fend off malaria


May 9th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) A scientist and a designer have created a fashionable hooded bodysuit for warding off mosquitoes carrying malaria parasites, a disease that kills 655,000 people annually on ... Read more...

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Airtel revenue rises in Africa


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) India's Bharti Airtel Wednesday reported a 16 percent growth in revenue in its Africa operations at $1.2 billion during the quarter ended March 31 over ... Read more...

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South Africa to expand local businesses with n-power capacity


April 27th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 27 (IANS) South Africa wants to build up local businesses as it expands its nuclear power capacity, the country's Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said."It is not just about ... Read more...

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Spain retain top spot in FIFA ranking


April 12th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 12 (IANS) Spain retained first position in the newly-released FIFA rankings but the Netherlands, which were second in March, dropped to fourth, while Germany and Uruguay moved up ... Read more...

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TAAG Angola Airlines orders three aircraft from Boeing


April 3rd, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by BNO News
LUANDA, ANGOLA (BNO NEWS) -- Angola's TAAG Linhas Aereas de Angola (Angola Airlines) on Monday announced it has finalized an order for three additional aircraft from Boeing in a deal valued at ... Read more...

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‘South Africa to back renminbi as international currency in BRICS Summit’


March 26th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 25 (IANS) The South African government will endorse the Chinese renminbi as the new global currency during the incoming BRICS Summit in India, media reports said Sunday.... Read more...

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India to build 100 institutions in Africa for human development


March 19th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) India will build over 100 institutions in different African countries to help develop human resources and accelerate growth in the region, a senior government ... Read more...

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India seeks to jointly develop new markets with Africa (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) India Monday exhorted Africa to work together to jointly develop new markets for their products and underlined its commitment to partnering the continent in fulfilling ... Read more...

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Exim Bank offers $60 million loan to Central African Republic


March 19th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The government-run Export-Import (Exim) Bank of India Monday offered $60 million concessional loan to the Central African Republic for development of agriculture and mining ... 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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Young African MPs tap India’s democratic experience


March 18th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) India Sunday called for a new people-focused phase in the bilateral partnership with resource-rich Africa as legislators from African countries looked for closer collaboration ... Read more...

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Life-presidents and sit-tight leaders are in danger: Ex-Nigerian president


March 13th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) With the Arab uprisings causing serial upheavals in North African nations, it has rung warning bells for "the 'life presidents' and 'sit-tight leaders' of the ... Read more...

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Want India’s help to develop indigenous technology: African Union


March 5th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Africa wants India to help it strengthen its human capital in science and technology so that the 54-nation continent can develop indigenous technology instead ... Read more...

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India, Africa poised to expand science, tech cooperation


March 4th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Building upon their burgeoning political and economic ties, India and the 54-nation African continent have promised to expand their cooperation in frontier areas of ... Read more...

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India to expand science, tech cooperation with Africa (Lead)


March 4th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Building upon growing political and economic ties, India and the 54-nation African continent are now poised to expand their cooperation in frontier areas of ... Read more...

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India, Africa to collaborate in social entreprenership, innovation


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) India Friday flagged social entrepreneurship and innovation as key areas for collaboration with Africa and called for exploring a research and development fund for promoting ... Read more...

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India ropes in Tharoor for diplomacy with Africa


March 1st, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) India Thursday once again relied on the diplomacy skills of former minister of state for external affairs Shashi Tharoor to impress upon the African ... 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 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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