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India’s Influence in Africa

March 18, 2024 | 10:00 am | Africa Program

About the Event

While American policy discussions tend to focus on China and Russia’s influence in Africa, numerous nations have forged strong ties with the continent, including India. 

Indian engagement with Africa isn’t merely diplomatic or economic, but deeply rooted in connections with local communities of African-Indian and Indian-African descent. 

Join FPRI’s Africa Program Chair Ambassador Charles A. Ray as he leads a distinguished panel of experts to discuss India’s evolving relationship with Africa, its implications for US Africa policy, and the continent’s development trajectory.

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Paul Nantulya

Paul Nantulya - Paul Nantulya is a Research Associate at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies. He is a subject matter specialist on Chinese foreign and security policy, China/Africa relations, and Africa’s relations with Southeast Asian countries.

Aly-Khan Satchu

Aly-Khan Satchu - Aly-Khan Satchu is the Founder/CEO of Rich Management Ltd, an investment advisory firm based in Nairobi.

Shobana Shankar

Shobana Shankar - Shobana Shankar is Professor of History at Stony Brook, State University of New York.

Veda Vaidynathan

Veda Vaidynathan - Dr. Veda Vaidyanathan is a policy researcher trained in International Affairs who has spent the past decade examining developing economies in Asia and Africa.

Charles A. Ray

Charles A. Ray - Charles A. Ray, a member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Africa Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, served as US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Republic of Zimbabwe. ; Moderator