/Tag: Africa

Sending COVID-19 medicines to Africa part of Modi’s strategic outreach effort

2020-05-11T05:24:12+00:00April 24th, 2020|2020, India Inc Views - India Global Business, Last Word, North America Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020, UK Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020|

India’s decision to export drugs to fight the coronavirus pandemic stands out in sharp contrast to China’s high-handed behaviour towards African tourists and students. Africa may be among the regions that COVID-19 has affected the least, but this has not stopped India’s Narendra Modi government from extending its hand of friendship to the continent. When New Delhi announced the list of countries it would export Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) – an anti-malarial drug that some doctors believe is effective in fighting the [...]

Learning from the Indian start-up ecosystem

2020-03-17T06:31:46+00:00October 11th, 2019|2019, Home Page, North America Edition – 11th October 2019, UK Edition – 11th October 2019|

A systems analyst turned tech strategy advisor explains why African entrepreneurs should take a page out of India’s start-up ecosystem as a way to generate more employment opportunities. The growth in African-Indian commercial relations accelerated in the decade since the global meltdown, its most obvious manifestation being the coming of the titans of the Indian industry like Tata, Arcelor Mittal, Essar Steel, Jindal Steel and others to the African continent. This acceleration must, however, be put in the context of [...]

Kenya: A land of many investment opportunities

2019-09-13T14:35:50+00:00September 13th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – September 2019|

The head of Kenya's inward investment authority lays out the various investment opportunities for Indian and foreign companies looking to invest in the African nation. Kenya is the fifth largest economy in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is the dominant economy in the East African Community (EAC), contributing more than 50 per cent of the region’s GDP. Kenya’s annual GDP growth averaged 4.5 per cent between 2008 and 2012 and 5.2 per cent between 2013- 2017 and in 2018, the growth was [...]