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For India, it's time for Africa
Addis Ababa, May 24 (IANS) Following are what Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said were 'initiatives' that India was prepared to take as part of its 'emerging partnership' with Africa, a region which he said was poised to become a 'major growth pole for the world economy':

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 6:40:56 PM

India announces $5 bn aid for Africa, seeks support for UN reforms
Addis Ababa, May 24 (IANS) Taking its burgeoning ties with Africa to a new high, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday announced a massive $5 billion aid for the next three years and an additional $700 million for setting up new institutions and training programmes across the African continent.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 2:58:46 PM

India pitches for UN reforms at Africa summit
Addis Ababa, May 24 (IANS) India Tuesday made a strong pitch for reform of global political and economic institutions, including the UN Security Council, as it began a second summit with Africa here.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 2:38:38 PM

India begins second summit with Africa
Addis Ababa, May 24 (IANS) India Tuesday began its second summit with Africa that is expected to give a big push to economic and strategic ties between two of the fastest growing regions of the world.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 1:54:02 PM

Egypt opens six ancient tombs to visitors
Cairo, May 24 (IANS) Egypt, which has lost around $2 billion in tourism revenue due to the political turmoil which forced president Hosni Mubarak to resign, has now opened six ancient tombs to visitors.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 7:32:16 AM

UAE, Sri Lanka discuss trade cooperation
Abu Dhabi, May 23 (IANS/WAM) Visiting Sri Lankan Trade and Industry Minister Rashad Badi Al-Din met with UAE Foreign Trade Minister Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi here Monday to discuss ways to boost bilateral trade and investment.

Monday, May 23, 2011 9:45:32 PM

India ok with reconciliation with Taliban, opposes power-sharing
Addis Ababa, May 23 (IANS) Signalling a subtle shift in India's stance over the contentious Afghan reconciliation process, India Monday said it has no issues with it as long as the process did not involve power-sharing, resulting in a Taliban takeover, and the Taliban elements renounced terror.

Monday, May 23, 2011 9:41:21 PM

Ahead of Africa summit, India says West pitting it against China
Addis Ababa, May 23 (IANS) A day before its second summit with African leaders, India Monday accused the West of trying to conjure up an arena of rivalry between New Delhi and Beijing in Africa and sought to distinguish its development-centric approach revolving around trade, training and capacity building.

Monday, May 23, 2011 8:46:09 PM

Karachi attack: India concerned about safety of Pakistan's nukes
Addis Ababa, May 23 (IANS) In the wake of the audacious terror attack on a naval base in Karachi, one of Pakistan's most secure military facilities, India Monday voiced apprehensions about the safety of nuclear installations in the neighbouring country and pointed to the deepening divide there over the Afghan war.

Monday, May 23, 2011 8:24:36 PM

Karachi attack shows Pakistan's divide over Afghan war: India
Addis Ababa, May 23 (IANS) India Monday said the attack on a Pakistani military base in Karachi was the handiwork of those opposing the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan and underscored the internal divide in Pakistan over the Afghan war, a situation fraught with danger for New Delhi's security.

Monday, May 23, 2011 7:05:55 PM

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