Scramble for Africa

Print edition : November 27, 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with (front row, from left) Chad President Idriss Deby Itno, Swaziland's King Mswati III, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, and African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and other leaders of African nations during the India-Africa Forum Summit at the Indira Gandhi sports complex in New Delhi on October 29. Photo: Manish Swarup/AP

President Pranab Mukherjee with South African President Jacob Zuma, his wife, Nompumelelo Ntuli Zuma, and Mukherjee's secretary Omita Paul at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on October 29. Photo: Manish Swarup/AP

A cultural show during the Plenary Session of the India-Africa Forum Summit 2015 in New Delhi on October 29. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

India follows the West’s lead in trying to dip a deep finger in the African pie, but China is still far ahead in the race for resources in the continent.
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