african countries

Apollo Hospitals to Set up 30 telemedicine units in Africa


September 13th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Apollo Hospitals group will set up 30 telemedicine units in Africa under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) it has signed with AfroIndia Medical services, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Iran mulling oil refineries in Africa


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 3 (IANS) Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi has said the country is considering the construction of small oil refineries in some African countries, local media reported Monday.Qasemi said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

21 world leaders visited India this year, more on way


August 26th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) India continued to be a favourite overseas destination for world leaders with as many as 21 heads of state or government visiting the country ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Forensic tool developed to track ivory traders


August 7th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Even though trade in ivory has been banned, the poaching of tuskers continues unabated, threatening African elephants.However, Alfred Roca, assistant professor at the University of Illinois, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India’s winning plan to fight AIDS holds hope for Africa (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) A highly successful AIDS prevention programme launched in India by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation holds hope for Africa where over two- thirds of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Africa eyes India’s winning plan to fight AIDS


July 30th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) A highly successful AIDS prevention programme launched in India by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has evoked great interest in Africa where over two thirds of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

UAE charity group holds iftar in 19 countries


July 29th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 28 (IANS/WAM) The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment has carried out Ramadan iftar programmes for the poor in 19 countries, including India and Pakistan, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tunisia to showcase at ‘Africa Village’ in London


July 28th, 2012 - 2:01 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Along with 33 African countries, Tunisia will take part in the activities of the African Village at the Kensington Gardens in London.The village will be open ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Increase in domestic funding on AIDS: UN report


July 19th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Domestic funding on HIV has exceeded international investments in the last one year, a report by the UN AIDS said here Wednesday.The report observed that over ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

`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...

Posted in Business |

Mexico bird-flu outbreak costs economy $50 mn


July 13th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), July 13 (IANS/EFE) An outbreak of avian flu in the western state of Jalisco has claimed 2.5 million chickens and caused $50 million in losses, a representative of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in Business |

Putin to deepen cooperation with India, China


July 10th, 2012 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS) President Vladimir Putin has listed India and China among his foreign policy priorities and vowed to deepen cooperation with the two emerging powers, Xinhua reported.Addressing Russian ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Coca Cola plans to invest $5 billion in India by 2020 (Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Coca Cola, the world's largest beverage firm, said Tuesday it planned to invest $5 billion in India over the next eight years on expanding its ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘India intensifying academic collaborations in Africa’


June 26th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The cultural cooperation between India and Africa is moving beyond traditional exchanges to focus on education and capacity building initiatives which can become "a part ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

African countries invite Indian investment in agriculture


June 21st, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 21 (IANS) African nations like Zambia, Ethiopia and Mozambique invited Indian investors to invest in various sectors, especially in agriculture, saying this has the potential to provide food ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China urges joint effort for sustainable development


June 21st, 2012 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Wednesday urged the global community to make joint efforts to promote sustainable development."To jointly promote sustainable development, we should take ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

African envoys meet to assess progress of India-Africa initiative (With Image)


June 20th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Envoys of 25 African countries and charge d'affaires of 11 others assembled at the Hyderabad House here Wednesday to take stock of the ongoing ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Syria crisis should be resolved constitutionally: Putin


June 20th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The crisis in Syria should only be resolved by constitutional means, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said."No one is entitled to decide for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Interpol seizes two tonnes of elephant ivory


June 20th, 2012 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, June 20 (IANS) The Interpol seized nearly two tonnes of elephant ivory in an operation involving 14 African countries, including South Africa, it was announced here Tuesday.The three-month ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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...

Posted in Life Style |

Kenya Airways launches Nairobi-Delhi flight


May 16th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) To capture the growing traffic between India and Africa, Kenya Airways Wednesday launched a direct Nairobi-New Delhi flight with one-way fare of Rs.22,000-Rs.28,000."We have waited ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ethiopia seeks more India knowhow, capital


May 15th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Ethiopia has liberalised norms and is keen to attract more Indian investments in the sectors like pharmaceuticals, agriculture, textiles and food processing, Ethiopian ambassador to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Vast groundwater reserves detected in Sahara


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Researchers have found vast groundwater reserves in the Sahara, one of the driest places on earth, that could help buffer climate change effects for years.Researchers from ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Three rhinos found dead in Kenyan national park


April 15th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, April 15 (IANS) Wildlife authorities in Kenya have found old skulls and bones of three rhinos in the world famous Lake Nakuru National Park, about 120 km southwest ... Read more...

Posted in World |

President’s last foreign trip: 12 days in Africa


April 9th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil is undertaking what could possibly be her last foreign trip before she ends her five-year tenure in July - a 12-day ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Zuma taunts West, says Africa is treated with respect in BRICS


March 29th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Amid BRICS's growing engagement with the 54-nation continent, South African President Jacob Zuma Thursday said Africa was "treated with respect" and not patronised in this ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Indian tea makers fear lacklustre exports


March 28th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Indian tea exporters see little chance of a rise in the export of the brew in 2012 compared to last year, with the continuing Iran payment ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Assam wildlife group protests removal of rhino’s horn


March 25th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 25 (IANS) An Assam-based wildlife conservation group has questioned the legality behind the Assam forest department's recent move of 'dehorning' a one-horned rhino."Nature's Beckon", a leading wildlife conservation ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Exhibitions light up eighth edition of India-Africa conclave


March 21st, 2012 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Around 40 stalls and exhibitions from India and various African countries showcasing opportunities in infrastructure, automobiles, clean energy solutions, handicrafts and tourism greeted some 1,100-odd ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Projects worth $30 billion discussed at India-Africa conclave


March 20th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) More than 200 projects worth almost $30 billion in sectors like infrastructure, mining, agriculture, telecom and healthcare was discussed at the 8th edition of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Hero MotoCorp to set up manufacturing plants in Africa


March 20th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp Tuesday said it has identified growth markets in Africa to set up manufacturing and assembly plants there."We have identified some ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Set up factories in our countries, African nations urge India


March 19th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Trade ministers of several African nations Monday urged India to set up factories in their respective countries to generate employment and fix trade imbalance which ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Zambia seeks India’s help for Green Revolution


March 19th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Zambia Monday urged India to provide technical and financial support to help bring in a Green Revolution and ensure food security in the country."We can ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

More money for Indian diplomacy (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) With India's global profile growing, and opening of more missions planned in Africa and Latin America, the government Friday hiked budgetary outlay for the external ... Read more...

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