Africa: 50,000 Indians doing business in Nigeria, says high commissioner


Abhay Thakur, Indian high commissioner to Nigeria, says “50,000 Indians” comprising professionals, investors, technically skilled, medical doctors and educationists are involved in various businesses in Nigeria. Thakur spoke at a NAN forum in Abuja, on Tuesday. He said India was Nigeria’s largest trading partner globally, with bilateral trade between both countries “at nearly $12 billion and Indian companies investing in […]

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Aviation: Indian Airlines oppose increased frequency for Emirates and Flydubai citing Capacity dumping on Kerala routes


The Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) has written to the government against allowing Dubai-based Emirates and flydubai to operate more flights between Kerala and the Gulf during the seasonal travel months of August and September. IndiGo, Jet, SpiceJet and GoAir are members of FIA. Every year there are complaints of fares shooting up on south India-Gulf routes during peak travel […]

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Tourism: Indians with US visa allowed to Visit UAE from May 1 for Minimum of 14 days

Indian visa

Indian passport holders with a valid American visa or a Green Card will be eligible to get a UAE visa on arrival at all ports of the country starting May 1, officials said on Tuesday. The visa will be valid for 14 days, extendable for a similar period one time only. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs this week circulated a […]

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UNWTO: Indian Ocean Islands Supports St. Ange for Secretary General

Indian Ocean Islands supportGeneral, St Ange Tourism

On the 1st of March Ministers from Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion and Seychelles sitting as the Indian Ocean Commission endorsed the Seychelles bid for Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Mauritius, the seat of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) confirmed that decision of the Minister’s Meeting of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) states that the Commission […]

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Africa: How India Can Build On Its Africa Ties To Counter Chinese Advances

How India Can Build On Its Africa Ties

The recent visit by Indian Vice-President Hamid Ansari to Africa was his second in two years. This had come close on the heels of President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit in June last year and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two visits, one in 2016 and another in early 2015. Starting with the last India-Africa Forum Summit, New Delhi has exhibited a renewed […]

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Trading with Africa is working for South Africa, Kenya and Uganda

LAST year, to much fanfare, 26 African nations signed off on a free-trade ‘super bloc’ that seeks to improve the absurdly low levels of intra-regional trade on the continent, at the Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. In the same city at the Africa 2016 Forum last weekend, African Development Bank (AfDB) president Akinwumi Adesina painted a picture of just […]

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