The world's wealthy countries often criticise African nations for corruption -- especially that perpetrated by those among the continent's government and business leaders who abuse their positions by looting tens of billions of dollars in national assets or the profits from state-owned enterprises that could otherwise be use to relieve the plight of some of the world's poorest peoples.
India and Africa account for one third of humanity and nearly one fourth of the world’s total land mass. Both India and Africa complement each other in terms of resources and needs.
Rajya Sabha TV explores the business potential of African countries and the problems faced by Indian businesses while expanding business in Africa.
The report is done in the backdrop of the third edition of India Africa Forum Summit 2015, which is considered as one of the largest gathering of African countries outside Africa as all 54 countries are represented in the summit.
India and Africa share their struggle against oppression and colonial rule, historical cultural and trade links and the vision for a prosperous future by working together. India and Africa are natural friends and partners even beyond business and trade.
Programme includes views of: Rajya Vardhan Kanoria, CMD, Kanoria Chemicals and Industries and former president of FICCI ; Ambuj Chaturvedi, Executive Director, Overseas Infrastructure Alliance and Head of Assocham’s Africa Desk ; Ambassador Rajiv Bhatia, former head of mission at South Africa, Lesotho and Kenya ; Ambassador HHS Viswanathan, former head of mission to Nigeria, Niger, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Chad.
The African community that is India's hope for an Olympic medal.
The Siddis are a community that migrated from East Africa to India between the 15th and 19th century. In 1987, the Sports Authority of India set up the Special Area Games program to scout and train members of the Siddi community to perform as athletes for India on the international stage. Despite the glory they have brought to the nation, the Siddis have to battle racism on a daily basis, often being treated as outsiders in the country that they have given their everything for.
The Siddis have now settled primarily in the states of Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. They came as merchants, sailors, slaves, and mercenaries, going on to even become rulers. Today, they are India's hope for an Olympic medal in Track and Field.