Third India-Africa Forum Summit

Africa's progress is in global interest

Development and progress of Africa is in the interest of the entire world community and the United Nations should take a lead in coordinating the efforts of developed and developing countries in chalking out a 10-year-plan for Africa, writes N.S. Venkatraman for South Asia Monitor.

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Run this marathon: India-Africa summit elaborates road map for long-term engagement

The third India-Africa Forum Summit has been depicted as truly historic. It is so for three reasons: it was the largest assembly of African leaders (of 54 countries) outside Africa; the biggest gathering of Africa’s 41 heads of state/government on Indian soil; and it saw India unveiling a bigger development cooperation package than ever before.

Why Africa matters to India? The Energy and Agricultural Dimensions

India’s shared history with Africa is significant, but harping on it alone may not be in India’s long term economic interest. India needs to do much more than hosting grand events in New Delhi, writes Malancha Chakrabarty for South Asia Monitor.

India-Africa Summit: Modi clearly wants a new start

An anti-colonial and anti-Western outlook used to bring African and Indian leaders together during the Cold War.

In summit’s wake

PM Narendra Modi has ambitious plans for Africa. But India’s success in that continent must begin at home.

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,

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UAE, Saudi Arabia can help India meet any oil deficit, says UAE envoy

Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India’s energy security in jeopardy, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying hi...

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