Africa in India

Egypt plans 'love campaign' in India: Envoy

Admitting that trade and commerce were the most important tools in a bilateral relationship, Egyptian Ambassador Khaled El Bakly says his country was going all out to spread a "love campaign" to strengthen people-to-people contacts between the two ancient civilisations.

7-member Namibian team takes lessons in democracy from Indian polls

A seven-member delegation from the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) visited Bangalore, state capital of the south Indian state of Karnataka, to catch the poll action on April 17, the largest single day of voting in the five-week national election, a statement by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said Tuesday.

Delegation from 19 countries witness Delhi polls

 A 30-member delegation from 19 countries, including many from Africa, visited some polling stations in the nation capital to observe the Indian democracy at work, said a senior poll panel official here.

Africans in Khirki Extension use cinema to tell their story

A group of five young Africans from south Delhi’s Khirki Extension - where the infamous midnight “raid” targeting them took place almost three months back - have come out with a film documenting their lives and daily struggles in the working class neighbourhood.

Indian varsity offers 50 scholarships for Africans

The O.P. Jindal Global University in north Indian state Haryana has announced 50 scholarships for Africans to study at its campus from August.

Indian cotton body keen to invest in crop development in Africa
Business Line

The Indian Cotton Federation (ICF) is keen on investing in cotton development in Africa.

African team explores potential for cotton sale

An 18-member delegation from Africa is visiting Coimbatore and other textile clusters in the country to assess the potential of selling African cotton here. This is the fourth visit of a team from Africa in three months.

Lupita Nyong’o - the head turner
The Indian Express

Leading Indian newspaper The Indian Express February 24 carried an article on Kenyan-born Oscar-nominated actor Lupita Nyong’o where it said how she has turned countless heads on the red carpet with her striking good looks and her sublime sense of style. With designers scrambling to dress her, and fashion critics swooning over her ensemble choices, the 30-year-old has already been christened fashion’s “It” girl. Donning solid shapes and clean lines in primary colours that flatter her glowing skin, Nyong’o obviously knows what works for her.

Will end discrimination, Delhi Chief Minister to African diplomats

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal February 12  met diplomats from 30 African countries and assured them that his government will do everything possible to end discrimination against Africans in the capital.

Moves to control damage in Khirki Extension
By Dipankar Ghose & Aditi Vatsa/ The Indian Express

The Aam Aadmi Party, the party that rules Delhi, is in damage control mode in Khirki Extension with regular interactions with members of the African community over the past few days.