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Indian President Pranab Mukherjee with Cote d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara, Ivory Coast, June 14, 2016 (AP photo by Diomande Bleblonde).

How India Uses Tech Assistance to Expand Ties With Africa

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Earlier this month, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee went on a six-day tour of Africa, visiting Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Namibia, where he announced new grant assistance and lines of credit as well as expanded scholarship opportunities. In an email interview, Amanda Lucey, a senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria, discusses India’s outreach to Africa.

WPR: How extensive are India’s political and economic ties with Africa, and what sectors are the main focus of India’s outreach to the continent? ...

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