Tag: Africa

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  • Infinix looks to capture 5% market share in sub-10k online space

    Infinix looks to capture 5% market share in sub-10k online space

    The CEO of Infinix smart phone brand Anish Kapoor said, "The brand is only limited to online and we are focussing on a specific segment which is sub-Rs 10,000. We are looking at a target of close to five per cent market share in the sub-Rs 10,000-segment in online space by this year."

    May 27, 2019
  • Mahindra, Tata attract farmers at Africa’s biggest agricultural expo

    Mahindra, Tata attract farmers at Africa’s biggest agricultural expo

    “It is very fitting to launch the S6 Kalahari at NAMPO, as it celebrates our first year of local PikUp production. We have proudly built over 1,500 new PikUp models in Durban since officially opening the plant in May last year.”

    May 17, 2019
  • India pushes for African right to permanent UNSC seat

    India pushes for African right to permanent UNSC seat

    The 55 African nations, who are the single largest group at the UN making up more than a quarter of its membership, do not have a permanent member on the Council.

    April 25, 2019
  • World’s first and only malaria vaccine launched in Africa: WHO

    World’s first and only malaria vaccine launched in Africa: WHO

    Malawi is the first of three in Africa where RTS,S is to be made available to children up to two years of age.

    April 24, 2019
  • SpiceJet, Emirates sign an MoU for code share partnership

    SpiceJet, Emirates sign an MoU for code share partnership

    Code-sharing allows an airline to book its passengers on its partner carriers and provide seamless travel to destinations where it has no presence. The reciprocal partnership will allow opening of new routes and destinations for passengers of the two airlines.

    April 22, 2019
  • The global challenge

    The global challenge

    The GEO-6 report, covering the theme ‘Healthy Planet, Healthy People,’ is particularly relevant for India. It notes that East and South Asia have suffered the highest number of deaths due to air pollution. As the country's population grows, agricultural yields are coming under stress due to the increase in average temperature and erratic monsoons.

    April 11, 2019
  • India, US renew triangular development cooperation in Asia and Africa

    India, US renew triangular development cooperation in Asia and Africa

    India and the United States on Friday signed the First Amendment to the Statement of Guiding Principles (SGP) on Triangular Cooperation for Global Development in Asia and Africa as part of their Indo-Pacific cooperation.

    March 29, 2019
  • Security threats from climate change

    Security threats from climate change

    The second aspect that raises its head in terms of security threat is of displacement of people who can no longer continue with their livelihoods where they live due to adverse climate change impacts and are forced to move, either within the country or across borders.

    February 7, 2019
  • Culture of Peace

    Culture of Peace

    If the goal of education is freedom from ignorance, freedom from dependence and freedom from prejudice, then it is time to ask ourselves whether our education has enabled us to acquire the necessary competence to understand the world in which we live, to develop the skills to live independently and also to live collectively. Harmonious coexistence of multiple identities is the core of human civilization. Sharing is the basis for civilised collective living in a civil society.

    February 6, 2019
  • Dreadful facts: Giraffe is almost extinct

    Dreadful facts: Giraffe is almost extinct

    While the world concentrates on lions, gorillas and elephants being decimated, the giraffe is almost extinct. In the last 15 years the population of giraffes has fallen by 40 per cent. Now there are less than 80,000 left.

    December 23, 2018
  • With China in sight, India woos Africa with e-network education project

    With China in sight, India woos Africa with e-network education project

    The project is primarily a technological upgrade and extension of the Pan-African e-Network Project (Phase 1) which was implemented in 48 partner countries across Africa from 2009 till 2017.

    September 10, 2018
  • Zimbabwe’s ruling party wins majority in Parliament

    Zimbabwe’s ruling party wins majority in Parliament

    Out of the 153 National Assembly seat results, the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front won 110 and performing strongly in rural constituencies

    August 1, 2018
  • ‘Africa real’ World Cup winners, says Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro

    ‘Africa real’ World Cup winners, says Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro

    France beat Croatia 4-2 in Sunday's final in Moscow, but with a team featuring number players of African heritage.

    July 18, 2018
  • ‘Invest wisely’ in migrants’ home countries, says Pope Francis

    ‘Invest wisely’ in migrants’ home countries, says Pope Francis

    The pope however made no reference to the new populist government in Italy which has banned NGO-operated migrant rescue ships from docking.

    June 22, 2018
  • Ghana court suspends football federation on account of corruption

    Ghana court suspends football federation on account of corruption

    Football is Ghana's national sport and the revelations have sent shockwaves through the country just under a week before the start of the World Cup finals in Russia.

    June 13, 2018
  • India, US train UN peacekeepers from Africa

    India, US train UN peacekeepers from Africa

    Some 41 peacekeepers from 19 African countries on Monday began two-week training conducted jointly by Indian and US trainers on UN peacekeeping operations. The joint India-US effort for capacity building of African countries is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment to the United Nations on the 17th anniversary for more contributions to the …

    May 7, 2018
  • Is art exclusively ours?

    Is art exclusively ours?

    Homo sapiens (modern man) are considered to be a distinct species that first appeared in the African continent, from which it migrated to Asia and Europe. “Homo” is the genus, or group of species, and “sapiens”, which means wise, denotes the only human species that has survived. Older or other extinct species are known as …

    February 27, 2018