Source: Ministry of External Affairs - Government of India |

Visit of External Affairs Minister to Republic of Niger (January 20-21, 2020)

The visit by External Affairs Minister (EAM) to Niamey is reiteration of importance India attaches to its relations Niger and with other countries in the Sahel

External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar visited Niamey, Republic of Niger from 20-21 January 2020. During the visit, EAM called on President of Niger, H. E. Mahamadou Issoufou on 21 January and both the leaders jointly inaugurated the Mahatma Gandhi International Convention Centre (MGICC). MGICC is the first centre to…

Source: World Meteorological Organization |

Heavy rains contribute to desert locust crisis in East Africa

The Desert Locust outbreak is destroying crops and pasture across eastern Ethiopia and neighbouring areas of Somalia, parts of Sudan, Eritrea and northern Kenya

Unusual weather and climate conditions, including widespread and heavy rains since October 2019, have contributed to a serious and widespread Desert locust outbreak, which threatening rural food security across East Africa. The Food and Agricultural Organization describes it as the worst situation in 25 years. The Food and Security and…

Source: High Commission of India, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania |

71st Republic Day of India

Flag hoisting ceremony on the occasion of 71st Republic Day of India on Sunday, 26th January 2020 at 07.15 a.m. at the High Commission of India

The High Commission of India cordially invites all Indian nationals, Persons of Indian origin and Friends of India in Tanzania to the flag hoisting ceremony on the occasion of 71st Republic Day of India on Sunday, 26th January 2020 at 07.15 a.m at the High Commission of India, Shaaban Robert…

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Massive, border-spanning campaign needed to combat locust upsurge in East Africa

Ravenous swarms threaten entire East Africa subregion - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) scales up its emergency response

Desert Locust swarms in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia - already unprecedented in their size and destructive potential - could swell exponentially and spill over into more countries in East Africa if efforts to deal with the voracious pest are not massively scaled up across the region, FAO warned today. "This…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

UN finds that prospects for economic growth in 2020 hinge on reducing trade disputes and uncertainty

Africa has experienced a decade of near stagnation in per capita GDP

Impacted by prolonged trade disputes, the global economy suffered its lowest growth in a decade, slipping to 2.3 per cent in 2019.  The world, however, could see a slight uptick in economic activity in 2020 if risks are kept at bay, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and…

Source: Ministry of External Affairs - Government of India |

Visit of Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa to India

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Dr Naledi Pandor, accompanied by a senior officials delegation is visiting India from 14-17 January, 2020. During the visit, she will participate in the Fifth Raisina Dialogue Conference which has been organised on the theme of "21@20: navigating the Alpha…

Source: The High Commission of India, Abuja, Nigeria |

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Scholarship for Academic Year 2020-21

The courses include science, humanities, commerce and engineering except medical studies

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi has invited scholarship applications from foreign students to pursue higher studies at the Under Graduate, Post Graduate and PhD level in Indian educational institutes/Universities for the Academic Year 2020-2021. The courses include science, humanities, commerce and engineering except medical studies. Students…

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High Commissioner, Shri Sanjiv Kohli, met the Tanzanian Business leaders of Indian origin in Zanzibar on 13th January 2020

HC informed them of the improvement in Ease of doing business with India, and pro-Investor environment

High Commissioner, Shri Sanjiv Kohli, met Tanzanian Business leaders of Indian origin on 13th January 2020 in Zanzibar. HC informed them of the improvement in Ease of doing business with India, and pro-Investor environment. HC urged the Tanzanian business persons to stay in touch with the CGI, Zanzibar or HCI,…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Global Growth: Modest Pickup to 2.5% in 2020 amid Mounting Debt and Slowing Productivity Growth

In the West African Economic and Monetary Union, growth is expected to hold steady at 6.4%

Global economic growth is forecast to edge up to 2.5% in 2020 as investment and trade gradually recover from last year’s significant weakness but downward risks persist, the World Bank says in its January 2020 Global Economic Prospects. Growth among advanced economies as a group is anticipated to slip to…

Source: High Commission of India, Nairobi, Kenya |

Consular Camp in Garowe

“CONSULAR CAMP” in near future at Garowe (Puntland) in the Republic of Somalia

High Commission of India, Nairobi intends to organise a “CONSULAR CAMP” in near future at Garowe (Puntland) in the Republic of Somalia for the benefit of Somali and Indian nationals. Interested individuals may kindly register on this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeqBQLIbFMIvbt8maS NkC9SOWSu432eUXfxOtoWJ92s92G7Zg/viewform? vc=0&c=0&w=1 on or before 19th January 2020. Prior registration is mandatory…