India in Africa

Indian Commerce Minister urges speedy closure of Essar's Zimbabwe steel deal

Commerce Minister Anand Sharma urged his visiting Zimbabwean counterpart for a speedy closure of the iron ore deal involving the Essar Group and the Zimbabwe government

South Africa eyes larger slice of India's tourist pie

Witnessing a steady growth in the number of Indian visitors to South Africa, the country will be promoting itself more aggressively across India, wanting a bigger piece of the tourist pie, an official said Jan 21.

Far-sighted: Aravind Eye Care to set up hospital in Nigeria
By P. T. JYOTHI DATTA/ Business Line

From an 11-bed hospital in Madurai started by Dr G. Venkataswamy (better known as 'Dr V'), the late founder-Chairman of Aravind Eye Hospital, the eye-care institution is now setting up its first overseas venture, in Nigeria.

Flower importers in Africa looking to India
By Hadra Ahmed

Flower importers are shifting their focus to India and Ethiopia for cheaper flowers in the wake of rising cost of production in Kenya, the world's largest horticultural exporter, the State of East African Report Series shows.

India to get TAPI gas by 2017, Sudan offers 2 oil blocks
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Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project is being readied on a fast-track basis by the four stakeholder nations, Indian Petroleum Minister M. Veerappa Moily said.

Surrender to musical evenings at Jaipur lit fest

Evenings at the upcoming Jaipur Literature Festival will be audiovisual treat for music lovers as they will be treated to Africa's traditional nomadic melodies along with Rajasthani folk, Indie-pop and classical jazz.

OVL, OIL complete buying Videocon stake in Mozambique

Government-run hydrocarbon explorer ONGC's foreign arm, ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL), and Oil India (OIL) have completed the purchase of Videocon Group's 10 percent stake in a Mozambique gas field for $2.475 billion, OIL said on January 8.

Indian meat processor sets up plant in Ethiopia
By Hadra Ahmed

Allana Sons, one of the largest Indian meat processing companies, has invested $20 million to establish its first meat processing and exporting plant in Africa.

Indian officials leave for South Sudan

 A team of Indian officials Jan 4 left for South Sudan, a day after the US embassy in capital Juba announced that most of the mission's personnel are being evacuated, authorities said.

Indian expo in Nigeria hopes to boost bilateral trade

A three-day expo of Indian products and services in neighbouring Nigeria next month hopes to return bilateral trade to its peak of $17.3 billion, from which it has marginally declined, the Indian High Commission in Abuja says.