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‘World dumps in Africa, India helps build capacity’ (With images)


August 6th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The world is using Africa as a dumping ground for its products but only India is helping the continent in capacity building, a group of ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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Zambia to play Zimbabwe in football friendly


July 18th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka (Zambia), July 18 (IANS) Zambia will host neighbours Zimbabwe in an international football friendly next month to test the flood lights at its newly-built ultra modern stadium.The match, to ... Read more...

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Khalifa Foundation distributes food in Africa


July 17th, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Dakar, July 16 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation has distributed over 2,000 food parcels to needy families in the African nations of Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea ... Read more...

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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...

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Lazy lifestyles can up cancer rate in Asia


June 1st, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) With people in developing nations like India and Pakistan adopting lazy lifestyles of the west, cancer rates are expected to soar by 75 percent worldwide by ... 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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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...

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India bats for generic drugs, seeks Africa’s support


March 18th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Sunday said that India will resist any attempt made to malign the country's generic drugs industry as it provided a means ... 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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Kenya to deploy 4,600 soldiers in Somalia


March 13th, 2012 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, March 13 (IANS) Kenya will deploy 4,660 soldiers in Somalia as part of the Africa Union peacekeeping force, a top official said Monday.Chief of defence forces General Julius Karangi ... 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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Over 250 companies to participate in BioAsia 2012


February 7th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 7 (IANS) The stage is set for the ninth edition of BioAsia, the annual global bio business forum, beginning here Feb 9.According to Federation of Asian Biotech Associations ... Read more...

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Kerala’s coir festival gets African participation


January 28th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 28 (IANS) The second edition of the International Coir Festival has seen registration from 35 countries, which includes many African nations for the first time, a minister said ... Read more...

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Angola to train in Brazil for Cup of African Nations


December 18th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Luanda (Angola), Dec 18 (IANS) Angola's national football team has planned a training stint in Brazil to prepare for the Cup of African Nations in 2012 (CAN 2012) to be ... Read more...

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Benin invites Indian firms for oil and gas exploration


December 10th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The West African country of Benin Saturday invited Indian companies to help develop its oil and gas sector."There is a lot of unexplored mineral reserves ... Read more...

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China refutes ‘land grab’ charges in Africa


December 8th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 8 (IANS) Refuting charges that it has been buying up land in Africa, China has called for "concrete" efforts to enable the continent's agricultural sector develop in a ... 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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Airtel launches 3G services in Congo


October 25th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Telecom service provider Airtel Tuesday said it has launched its third generation (3G) mobile telephony service in Congo."Today's launch follows the successful application and issuance ... Read more...

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Britain warns African nations over gay persecution


October 9th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 9 (IANS) Britain has warned the poverty-stricken African countries over the persecution of homosexuals as this will lead to their aid being slashed, the Daily Mail reported.International ... Read more...

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India’s foreign trade institute to set up shop in Uganda


September 18th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The government-run Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is setting up its first overseas campus in Uganda to assist students of African nations understand ... Read more...

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Study reveals that Americans are the coolest people in the world


September 6th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A poll conducted by the social networking site Badoo.com has concluded that despite their current economic woes, Americans are still viewed as the coolest people in ... Read more...

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India’s interests growing in African oil, gas assets


September 4th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Even though Sudan is the only African country where state-owned Indian companies have started extracting hydrocarbons, other countries in the continent are also showing promise, ... Read more...

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UNSC condemns Iraq terror attacks; seeks stability in Central Africa


August 19th, 2011 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 19 (IANS) The UN Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms the series of terrorist attacks in Iraq Aug 15 and underlined the need to bring ... Read more...

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Mozambique seeks India’s help for renewable energy sector


July 14th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Mozambique Thursday sought India's help to develop its renewable energy sector.Mozamibique Education Minister Zeferino Alexandre Martins, who met Farooq Abdullah, minister for new and renewable ... Read more...

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India to continue generic drugs for HIV patients


July 6th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) India will not compromise on drug licensing norms and continue to produce generic drugs for free treatment to HIV positive patients, Commerce and Industry Minister ... Read more...

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India-China competition benefiting Africa: Diplomats


May 24th, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) Growing competition between India and China is helping African countries get quality expertise and investments from two of Asia's fastest growing economies, say African diplomats."We ... Read more...

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Corporation Bank to soon operate in Africa


May 19th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 19 (IANS) The Mangalore-based Corporation Bank will soon be setting foot on African shores in its bid to expand its operations globally, a top bank official said Thursday.Addressing ... Read more...

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Indian research fellowship big hit in Africa


May 18th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 18 (IANS) India's C.V. Raman International Research fellowship for African researchers is turning out to be a big hit, with 86 candidates from 26 African nations availing it ... Read more...

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Africa looks at India with pride: Former Ghana president


May 17th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), May 17 (IANS) African countries need to look at India "with pride because of what it has been able to achieve with its can do spirit", Ghana's ... Read more...

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Cyber crime to climate change: India trains African officials (Lead)


May 10th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Be it probing economic and cyber crime or learning about food processing and climate change, India is imparting crucial lessons in capacity building and skill ... Read more...

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From cyber crime to climate change: India trains African officials


May 10th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Be it probing economic and cyber crime or new methods of drug law enforcement to food processing and climate change, India is imparting crucial lessons ... Read more...

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India ranked third worst on mother care: Report


May 7th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) India is the third worst place to be in for mothers among "77 less developed countries", said a report released by an NGO Saturday.India climbed ... Read more...

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