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Africa Economic Brief - India’s Economic Engagement with Africa
In recent years, India’s economic partnership with African countries has been vibrant, extending beyond trade and investment to technology transfers, knowledge sharing, and skills development. Trade between India and the African countries dates back many centuries, to the time when Indian traders began to engage with countries along the eastern coast of Africa. On the political front, the liberation movements and postcolonial period laid the foundation for sociopolitical interactions between India and the African nations. It is relevant to note that the aforementioned ties were built on a very active Indian Diaspora community in the East Africa sub region.