Category Archives: Africa

A chance, this Africa Day; By Shastri Ramachandran

 CAS article no. 0027/2017 Courtesy: DNA  Alienating Africa as a continent could jeopardise India’s campaign for a seat in UNSC  The war of words between African diplomats and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) over the recent mob violence against Nigerians in Greater Noida, near Delhi, has ended. What remains are the issues — racism and xenophobia — which led to sharp exchanges between the two sides; and the risk… Read Article →

Book Review: India and China in Africa: A Comparative Perspective of the Oil Industry; By K. Subramanian

CAS article no. 0026/2017   Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S) The rise of China as the fasted growing economy attracted global attention. Its expansion through trade and investment with other parts of the world such as Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa has excited many scholars and triggered much research work. India has also risen as an economic power and is included in the list of economies categorised… Read Article →

Afrophobia: Through a Diplomatic Glass, Darkly; By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0084/2016 Courtesy: DNA India  The decision of African envoys to boycott the celebration of Africa Day in India on May 25 to condemn rising Afrophobia could not have come at a more inopportune time for the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This unprecedented international rebuff was delivered by 54 countries of the African Union when the BJP was in full celebratory flow over its election victory… Read Article →