India woos Africa with trade, tech and investment
12 August 2022 | 1:33 pm
India is trying to strengthen its long-standing ties to countries on the continent as New Delhi attempts to catch up with China, which has emerged as Africa's largest trading partner.
Though often described as the world's largest democracy, India ranks a dismal 150th out of 180 countries on the Press Freedom Index. Some journalists are targetted and even jailed for reporting critically on the government's policies. Nehal Johri reports from Delhi.
Many African decision makers see their relationships with Europe as recipients of aid, rather than as equal partners on the ground, according to the Friedrich Naumann Foundation. DW examines why this gives China an edge.
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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) banned trade in ivory in 1989. That decision has helped the endangered African elephant increase its population, but Zimbabwe says it wants the ban relaxed so ivory stockpiles can be sold.
Like many seeking to capitalize on the growing success of music from Africa, Universal Music Group has launched a new service dedicated to independent labels and artists, and to digitizing out-of-print music catalogues.
The French city of Arles becomes a Provençal headquarters for fine art photography every summer, as the “Rencontres d’Arles” festival brings together imagery from all over the world through dozens of exhibitions, screenings and events. We sit down with Mitch Epstein, who tells us about revisiting the pictures that make up “In India: 1978-1989”.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) banned the trade of ivory in 1989. That decision has helped increase the population of endangered African elephants, but Zimbabwe says it wants to relax the ban so ivory stockpiles can be sold.
Egyptian leaders stressed their country's strong ties with Moscow during Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's visit, but urged a solution to the war in Ukraine.
The French president has kicked off a tour of Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau at a time when French influence in Africa is being called into question in several countries.
Lavrov has sought to offer Moscow's support to Addis Ababa amid Western pressure. He has also again blamed Western sanctions for an ongoing food crisis, which has heavily impacted Africa.
Economic instability has Indian investors and exporters worried about receiving payments. The Indian government is doing what it can to help keep essential goods moving.
One year after the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA), which came into force on January 1, 2021, Nigeria continues to lag behind in making the trade agreement operational owing to structural challenges, Coronavirus pandemic, and lack of consensus on trade protocols and strategy among stakeholders.
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