A better package for Africa [Gateway House]

With most media attention on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to New Delhi a few weeks ago, a visit by another foreign minister— Mr. Sam Kutesa of Uganda—might have flown under the radar. During his visit, Kutesa proposed several avenues for Indian cooperation, such as ICT and hydropower.

After the recent 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington D.C. between U.S. president Barack Obama and over 40 African leaders, talk about Africa’s potential as an investment target have re-emerged. The summit is actually a latecomer: China, Japan and India have hosted similar conferences (the last Indian conference was held in 2011).

This is an excerpt from a blog post written for Gateway Housea foreign-policy think tank based in Mumbai, India, published on August 8th, 2014. The post can be accessed here.