India and Africa: Publications

Image: Flickr, Daniel Incandela
Image: Flickr, Daniel Incandela

India has emerged in the 21st century as an important global economic and political actor and increasingly, a significant partner for Africa.

Relations between the African continent and India go back many centuries. In the 20th century India’s role as a leader of the Non-Aligned Movement, a supporter of national liberation movements and the struggle against apartheid further augmented those ties. However, it is the potential synergies between Africa and the subcontinent, created by the changing economic and geopolitical landscape that has deepened interaction over the last several years. Read More and Download the Conference Report:

Occasional Papers

Africa and the Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean
by Frank van Rooyen
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 78, February 2011

Before and Beyond Energy: Contextualising the India–Africa Partnership
by Devika Sharma & Swati Ganeshan
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 77, February 2011

Evolving India–Africa Relations: Continuity and Change
by Ruchita Beri
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 76, February 2011

India and Africa: Towards a Sustainable Energy Partnership
by Shebonti Ray Dadwal
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 75, February 2011

Blue Helmets for Africa: India’s Peacekeeping in Africa
by Frank van Rooyen
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 60, May 2010

Research Reports

India and South Africa: The Search for Partnership
by Greg Mills
SAIIA Report, No 1, 1997 (ISBN 1-874890-72-2)


South African Journal of International Affairs 14.2
India and Africa Special Edition
SAIIA, 2007

Additional papers and publications

India and South Africa as Partners for Development in Africa?
by Elizabeth Sidiropoulos
Chatham House Briefing Paper, 2011

28 May 2010