News Analysis - Africa

  • India is Pneumonia Capital (March 05, 2007)
    A World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported that India has 44 million pneumonia cases making it the pneumonia capital of the world.<More>

  • China's African Safari, US Plans Military Center (February 08, 2007)
    Abandoned by European colonists, used as pawns by the US and Soviet Union during the Cold War, and ignored for the last decade and a half, Africa nations are back in favor for engagement because of Chinese involvement in that continent.<More>

  • Jintao Travels to Africa Again (January 31 , 2007)
    Chinese President Hu Jintao is traveling to Africa again that the African Development Bank (ADB) says is focused on trade and to strengthen bonds with ignored nations and population and making “Africa one of the major areas of attention.”<More>

  • Islamic Leader Surrenders in Kenya (January 23, 2007)
    An Islamic leader of Somalia’s ousted Islamic movement surrendered to Kenyan authorities raising hopes that the moderate Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed can facilitate moderation of widespread Jihadist insurgency in Africa..<More>

  • US Bombs Islamists in Somalia (January 11, 2007)
    At least two incidents of US plane and helicopter bombed Islamists caught in a pincer between Ethiopian and Somali forces on the one hand and Kenyan troops on the other and many believe that key al Qaeda militants may have been killed in the attack.<More>

  • Islamists Driven Out of Mogadishu (January 02, 2007)
    Islamists controlling Somali capital Mogadishu the last 6 months and enforcing medieval laws were driven out by Western-supported Somali government troops and backed by Ethiopian tanks and MIG fighter jets.<More>

  • Ethiopia Declares War against Islamists (December 27, 2006)
    Ethiopia formally declared war on Islamists in neighboring Somalia claiming that such dramatic step was necessary to protect its sovereignty and its warplanes bombed two Islamist-held airfields in Somalia including the one in capital Mogadishu.<More>

  • Somalia in “State of War” with Ethiopia (December 25, 2006)
    Somali Islamic leader Sheik Hassan ahir Aweys claimed that the nation is in a “state of war…against Ethiopia” contradicting his earlier pledge to return to peace talks with the government and is now asking “All Somalis” to “take part in struggle.”<More>

  • Darfur Force by UNSC (December 20, 2006)
    The United Nations Security Council urged Sudan to accept deployment of a peacekeeping force that will contain African Union (AU) and European troops in the ravaged Darfur region to augment the 7000 under-funded and ill-equipped AU force that has failed to stem the bloodshed.<More>

  • Indo-Mozambique Agriculture Plan (November 22, 2006)
    India and Republic of Mozambique signed a work plan to cooperate in agriculture includes training programs for Mozambique experts in India, and technical assistance in agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, and fisheries.<More>

  • Sudan Expels UN Envoy over Blog (October 24, 2006)
    Looking for an excuse to rid the UN of its soil to pursue its unholy war on innocent ethnic Africans, Sudan expelled UN envoy for authoring a blog that reported a serious Sudanese army reversal in fighting insurgents in Northern Darfur.<More>

  • India, Ethiopia Plan Agri Cooperation (October 17, 2006)
    Following a request by the Ethiopian Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry , India is considering a proposal by the Department of Agricultural Research and Education to send a 4-member team to salinity and give technical advice to boost production.<More>

  • Darfur Refugees Live in Fear (October 16, 2006)
    Belying expectations that African Union (AU) peacekeepers would bring peace to the ethnically torn Darfur region of Sudan , refugees in camps say that the peacekeeping mission is escalating the conflict and the resultant violence is driving away aid.<More>

  • India-Mozambique to Co-Operate on Mining (October 11, 2006)
    A Republic of Mozambique delegation led by its Minister for Mineral Resources Esperanca Laurinda Bias, Mozambique is visiting India to discuss bilateral cooperation in the mining sector, related technologies, and expertise sharing.<More>

  • Women CRPF for Liberian Peacekeeping (September 18, 2006)
    An all women Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) contingent with 125 officers are being deployed as part of the UN Formed Police Unit (FPU) to train Liberian National Police, participate in joint patrolling, and perform riot control duties. This is the first time, an all woman continent is being sent as part of a UN mission.<More>

  • IBSA Trade Rises Dramatically (September 12, 2006)
    Calling the India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) grouping an “emerging trinity in the new geography of international trade,” United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) values the intra and inter regional trade close to USD 10 billion for 2007.<More> 

  • Africa Promises to collaborate on UN Council Expansion (June 28, 2006)
    Ghana Foreign Minister Nana Addo Akufo-Addo said Africa will look at new ways of collaborating with India for expanding the UN Security Council (UNSC) and said he hoped that “the forthcoming AU summit at Banjul will give a new push to that."<More>

  • Islamic Militia Claim Mogadishu (June 06, 2006)
    An Islamic militia, along the lines of Taliban in Afghanistan, claimed that it has seized Mogadishu after weeks of gory fighting capping 15 years of anarchy in Somalia.<More>

  • AU Opposes UNSC Expansion (January 10, 2006)
    India, Germany, and Brazil have re-tabled their draft resolution on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) expansion. <More>

  • ONGC Invests 250 m in SudanJanuary 25, 2006
    ONGC Videsh Limited and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) have teamed up to invest USD 350 million in a 500 megawatt (MW) project in Sudan.<More>

  • 7 Nepali Peacekeepers Abducted in Congo
    Nearly 2 weeks after Islamic rebels abducted and killed 12 Nepali workers, Congo terrorists have abducted 7 Nepali peacekeeping soldiers killing one of them and maiming 3.<More

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