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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in South Africa on Africa tour

August 08, 2022 5:36 pm

Blinken's visit to Africa is seen as part of a competition between Russia and Western powers for support from African countries over the war in Ukraine.

Explained: Why have Africa, Asia seen so many dangerous viruses emerge recently?

July 30, 2022 3:32 pm

How are viruses detected, and is any particular region more prone to new viral outbreaks? We explain

Tunisians vote on proposal to give president more power

July 25, 2022 7:32 pm

The new constitution gives the office of the president all executive powers and removes key checks and balances

Africa's top public health body gets $100 mln from World Bank

July 22, 2022 4:00 pm

The Africa CDC has played a major role advising African countries during the COVID-19 pandemic and is also providing guidance on diseases like monkeypox.

Explained: A major India-Africa conclave is taking place in New Delhi — why is it important?

July 19, 2022 4:11 pm

Forty high-level ministers from 17 countries, including Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Eswatini, Republic of the Congo, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, are participating in the two-day summit.

Food crisis starts to bite Africa amid Russia-Ukraine war

July 02, 2022 4:14 pm

Disruptions in food shipments after the Russian invasion of Ukraine are pushing up prices of food staples in Africa, making an already alarming situation worse. With food insecurity and acute hunger set to increase, affecting 174 million people, Africa is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis

Toyota, Suzuki to deepen partnership for production, net-zero commitments in India

June 24, 2022 5:30 pm

Under the initiative, the two companies will start production of a new SUV developed by Suzuki at Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) from August this year, they said in a joint statement.

Africa could earn billions in unpaid taxes

June 16, 2022 7:26 pm

Many small, independent businesses are not registered — self-employed people often pay neither taxes nor social security contributions.

‘We buried him and kept walking’: children die as Somalis flee hunger

June 12, 2022 12:36 pm

The worst drought in four decades, and a sharp rise in food prices caused by the war in Ukraine, have left almost half of Somalia’s people facing acute food shortages.

Mali junta adopts transition to democratic rule from March 2022

June 07, 2022 12:21 pm

With a start date of March 26, 2022, the duration of the transition to civilian rule in Mali is "set at 24 months", according to an official spokesperson of the transitional government.


‘If they die, we all die’: Drought kills in Kenya

November 08, 2021 6:31 pm

As world leaders address a global climate summit in Glasgow, pastoralists in Kenya watch their beloved animals suffer from lack of water and food.

Kenya's ivory pyre to spread awareness about elephant poaching

April 29, 2016 1:08 pm

Around a dozen ivory pyres were set in preparation for it to be torched on Saturday to encourage global efforts to help stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos.

PM Modi greets African delegates on sidelines of India-Africa Forum Summit

October 28, 2015 4:18 pm

The ministers and officials are in New Delhi for the third India-Africa Forum Summit, to be held between October 26 and 30.

Living on the edge in conflict-hit Central African Republic

January 28, 2014 4:24 pm

A new interim civilian government has pledged to halt the violence and attempt to organise elections in Central African Republic before February 2015.


Africa to be major energy source for India, says Petroleum Minister

January 22, 2016 5:40 am

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said that with the global economic situation currently at a critical phase, it is imperative that India and Africa forge deeper collaboration, particularly in the field of energy. Indian refiners boosted imports of African crude oil in 2015 to the highest in at least five years and slightly cut their intake from America as refiners benefited from changing global oil flows caused by surplus supply. Pradhan said the Government has decided to diversify energy basket. Pradhan added that the new discoveries in Africa have seen oil reserves grow by over 100 percent and gas reserves grow by over 55 percent and this would improve Africa's position as an exporter of not only oil but also gas. India, the world's fourth-biggest oil consumer, raised its imports of African oil as the continent's mainly light, sweet crudes helped fill increasing demand for gasoline and diesel fuel.