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Digital Conclave on India-Africa partnership | Twitter

Broader global rebalancing incomplete without re-emergence of Africa, says S Jaishankar

Speaking at an India-Africa partnership conclave, Jaishankar said India is committed to supporting the African countries as per their 'individual priorities and our shared ethics.'
Somali National Army soldiers walk towards Qoryooley, Somalia | Representational Image | Wiki Commons

US, UK, India, China — Why foreign countries are scrambling to set up military bases in Africa

At least 13 foreign powers have a substantial military presence on African soil. And many governments are keen to host them.
Mosquito biting on the skin (representational image) | Pexels

Too hot for one mosquito, not so for another — Dengue overtakes malaria in Africa

A new study suggests that climate change may lead to reductions in malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. But that’s not the only disease that bites.

Africa’s low death rates, South Korean doctors end 2-week strike & other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
Africa declared polio-free on 25 August 2020 with no new cases reported in the last four years | Commons

Africa declared polio-free after long battle amid Covid pandemic

The milestone paves the way for polio to become the second-disease ever to be wiped out globally after small pox.
French soldiers making a gas and flame attack on German trenches in World War I | Goodfreephotos

In European history, the World Wars are seen as monstrous aberrations. They were not

In ‘Bland Fanatics’, Pankaj Mishra writes how books and films portray the pre-war years as an age of prosperity in Europe. But it was full of war, racism and genocide.
File image of Chinese President Xi Jinping | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

China’s lending continues in pandemic, cases in Africa cross 1 million mark & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Mauritius has stamped out coronavirus. Now, it needs tourists

For a country that relies heavily on tourism, the govt is under increasing pressure to reopen its airport and rescue an industry that employs almost a fifth of its workforce.
The top of the bronze statue 'Europe' stands outside the European Union parliament building alongside a European Union flag in Brussels, Belgium

EU’s landmark recovery package, Africa’s ‘worrying’ situation & other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
A medical worker drops a Covid-19 test sample into a plastic bag at a testing site in Berkeley, California, US | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

How coronavirus beats best AI models, Bhutan’s new interest in stocks & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

On Camera

File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Jaishankar’s moment to help Modi reset ties with Bangladesh, bury Shah’s ‘termite’ episode

Modi realises the India-Bangladesh relationship is special and wants to refurbish the bond that has been fraying since Amit Shah described illegal Bangladeshis as 'termites'.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

Defence

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria briefs media, in New Delhi on Friday | ANIPix

Security in eastern Ladakh at uneasy, ‘no war no peace’ status, says IAF chief Bhadauria

Speaking at a conference, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said the IAF is fully resolved to counter any 'misadventure' in the region.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.