Africa
Key Developments in Africa in 2019

The year 2019 bore witness to multiple developments which dotted the continent and may lead to not only an impact in the immediate times but also have far-reaching impact on the society and polity of African nations.

Peaceful Transition of Po....

Report on the Visit of Professor Kenneth Matengu, Vice Chancellor of the University of Namibia to VIF

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted Professor Kenneth Matengu, Vice Chancellor of University of Namibia (UNAM), on 1St October 2019. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, and the Professor discussed the warm and cordial relationship that....

Conference on ‘India's Foreign Policy towards African Continent in the 21st Century: Prospects for Cooperation’

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a conference on ‘India's Foreign Policy towards African Continent in the 21st Century: Prospects for Cooperation’ on 20th November, 2019. The delegation consisted of ten Ambassadors and High Co....

India-Africa Partnership - An Assessment

… There is a lot of goodwill for India in Africa. African countries appreciate its non-intrusive policies and look towards it for lead and initiative. However, India’s approach has been request-based and not initiative-based... Basically, a c....

African Continental Free Trade Area to Boost the Continent’s Economy

“… political will of African governments must be backed by efforts to materialise what nations have agreed upon … there is a dire need to effectively implement the agreement under the guidance of good leadership in order to ensure that the ob....

Where is Sudan Going?

We start with where Sudan is coming from. It is a young state with an impressively long history. The Kingdom of Kush in the region known as Nubia in antiquity had much interaction with ancient Egypt, and it provided a line of Pharaohs to the 25th dyn....

Algeria - Hankering for Democracy

It seems that time for long imposed dictatorships is on the decline. This is more so in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region where consequent to public protests and virulent demonstrations the well-entrenched strongmen had to submit and exi....

China’s Impending Economic Slowdown is a Mixed Bag for Africa

China’s impending economic slowdown promises to send shockwaves through the world’s economies and is compelling them to assess exposure and explore mitigation strategies. Nowhere is the imperative more pressing than in Africa, where linkages with....

Visit of the African Media Delegation

Thirty Journalists/Editors from different African countries visited the VIF to familiarise with the socio-political and economic facet of the India society. Centered on the seven decades of shared political and economic relations as well as India’s....

ऑपरेशन सहायता: भारतीय नौसेना ने ज़रूरत के समय की अफ्रीका की मदद

मोजांबिक पर कैटेगरी 4 के चक्रवात ‘इदई’ की गाज गिरने के बाद यह चक्रवात महाद्वीप में और भी चला गया, ....

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