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Africa Now - Weekly Newsletter (Week 42, 2022)

Welcome toAfrica Now, your weekly newsletter for Africa, presenting the most important developments in the continent - news that matters. COMMENTARY Harnessing the Trade Winds: History of Indian Traders in Eastern Africa Imagine someone telling...

China: Daily Scan, October 14, 2022

(CPC Congress) CPC Central Committee holds meeting to seek opinions from non-CPC personages on major report: Xinhuanet October 13, 2022 The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee held a meeting on Aug. 31 to seek opinions and suggestions...

Africa Now - Weekly Newsletter (Week 41, 2022)

Welcome to Africa Now, your weekly newsletter for Africa, presenting the most important developments in the continent - news that matters. Week 41, 2022 COMMENTARY Coups d’état as Instrument of France Non-grata in Africa: The Cases of Mali and...

Energy: A New Dimension in India-Nepal Relations

Nepal’s Energy Export to India Recently, the Nepal Electricity Authority said in a statement that in the last four months, Nepal exported electricity worth US$ 56 million to India, estimated to reach the US $ 234 million in December 2022. This is...

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 01-15 September 2022

DEFENCE Indian Army Contingent Participates in Exercise Vostok- 2022. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi commissions India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant in Kochi. Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Manoj Pande, to visit Nepal....

VIF Cyber Review: August 2022

National Telecom equipment manufacturers respond enthusiastically to the design-led incentive programme Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi had outlined his vision of making India a self-reliant or Atmanirbhar nation. In line with the vision,...

China: Daily Scan, September 15, 2022

China to further optimize industrial chain for pharmaceutical sector: Xinhuanet September 14 2022 China will shore up weak links in the industrial chain for the pharmaceutical sector, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said on...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: August 2022

In the month of August 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a total of seven expert group, think tank, round table and eminent person interactions with most of them being hybrid but with increasing in person attendance. The...

Growing Prowess of TTP amidst Negotiations

After a decade and a half long rift between the Pakistan government and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and several failed peace treaties, the two sides again attempted an uneasy truce in June 2022 to prevent further bloodshed by having a "...

Sinostan: China's Growing Influence in Central Asia

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, China had greater ambitions to establish cordial relations with newly independent CARs, which had not previously been the case due to Sino-Soviet animosity. In addition, the geopolitical vacuum left by the...

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