• Tuesday, September 27, 2022


Narendra Modi bangs the drum for India in Africa

Narendra Modi (left) and John Magufuli during the official welcoming ceremony at the State House in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

By: Eastern Eye Staff

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi returned home on Tuesday (July 12) after a four-nation African tour that was aimed at boosting ties in a region where rival China has a strong presence. South Africa, Mozambique, Kenya and Tanzania were on the Indian leader’s itinerary as he discussed boosting investment and trade with the countries’ respective leaders. “After a vital Africa tour which witnessed key talks, interactions & agreements, PM @narendramodi reaches Delhi,” Modi’s office said in a tweet on Tuesday. India’s economic presence in Africa is dwarfed by that of China, whose trade with the continent topped $200 billion (£151bn)…

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