India in Africa

Loomba Trust reaches out to widows in Rwanda

London, April 23 (IANS) The Loomba Trust, which started its initiative to help poor widows and their children in India, has now extended its help to 850 widows in Rwanda.

Indian link boosts S African Cipla Medpro profits
By Fakir Hassen

Johannesburg, April 3 (IANS) Exclusive access to a wide range of products from Cipla India helped boost revenues of pharmaceutical company Cipla Medpro South Africa by nearly 40 percent, the company reported.

Tata's broadband boost for Africa
By Fakir Hassen

Johannesburg, April 12 (IANS) South and East African broadband consumers will see dramatic cost cuts when the Seacom cable system, being developed in partnership with India's Tata Communications, comes on line in July this year.

S Africans not taking full advantage of Indian ITEC support
By Fakir Hassen

Durban, April 1 (IANS) Although there has been increased interest in the past two years from South Africa, the country is not taking full advantage of the benefits offered by India through the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme through which it trains students in technical and scientific fields.

South Africa hosts India business summit
Fakir Hassan

Durban, March 27 (IANS) The first Durban-India Business Summit was hosted here Thursday to encourage trade and investment between the two countries.

Shift to South Africa could make IPL bigger: Preity Zinta
By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Preity Zinta, who co-owns Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kings XI Punjab, says the Twenty20 tournament moving to South Africa is like "asking an actor to perform in a theatre where nobody knows him", but the Bollywood star also hopes the shift helps in making the event bigger.

Indian textile industry showcases its wares in South Africa
By Fakir Hassen

Johannesburg/Cape Town, Mar 23 (IANS) Two dozen Indian manufacturers and exporters are showcasing their latest designer collections, fabric and yarn at a trade show as India said it is willing to assist South Africa in developing human capital to improve productivity and skills in the textile industry.

Indian firms eyeing Ghana's alternate energy sector

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) With Ghana scouting for Indian investment for its alternate energy sector, firms here have begun to join the rush to secure land in the west African nation for biodiesel production.

Diamonds to add more lustre to India-Africa ties

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) In a step that is set to add extra shine to bilateral ties and help the African diamond industry move up the value chain, India is planning to set up diamond cutting and polishing institutes to train Africans.

Mozambique energises India ties

When Mozambique's foreign minister visited India in mid-February, India announced a loan of $25 million for the resource-rich African country and showed a keen interest in acquiring coal mines in that country. A month later, the Mozambique government gave the green light to an Indian company for exploring two blocks of coal in its northwestern region.