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India builds state-of-the-art training facility for Ugandan defence forces

India builds state-of-the-art training facility for Ugandan defence forces The Indian Association Uganda (IAU), in association with the Indian Military Advisory and Training Team there, handed over a state-of-the-art military training facility to Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF). The war game centre, named ‘INDIA’, was inaugurated by Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda The centre was conceptualised by the Indian Military Team and constructed by

DDT to South Africa

DDT to South Africa GS-Paper-2 I.R India and Africa (PT-MAINS) Recently, HIL (India) Limited has supplied 20.60 Metric tonne of Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), a fertilizer to South Africa for their malaria control program. The Company is further in the process of supplying DDT to Zimbabwe and Zambia in the current Financial Year 2020-21. HIL (India) Limited It is a PSU under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. It was incorporated in

Sudan’s troubles

Sudan’s troubles Context The massacre of over 60 people over the weekend in Sudan’s Darfur region marks a further escalation in the violence blighting the territory since the 2019 ouster of the country’s dictator Omar al-Bashir. Arab emperors vs. African ethnic groups About 500 armed men targeted the Masalit community in west Darfur’s Masteri town, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. On Friday, 20 people, includ

Israel Sudan Issue

Israel – Sudan Issue Historical Background Sudan, which was technically at war with Israel since its foundation in 1948, has now become the third country to forge diplomatic relations with it, in recent times. Recently, in a deal brokered by the USA, Sudan and Israel have agreed to normalise relations to end decades of hostility. Earlier, the USA brokered diplomatic pacts between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain as well, to normalise their relations. Implications: US

Suddan issue - International issue

Sudan issue - UPSC The recent U.S. move to remove Sudan’s designation, which had been in place since 1993, as a state that sponsors terrorism could potentially come at a huge price that no sovereign nation should demand, or another acquiesce to. The Sudanese government’s recognition of the state of Israel — which looms as Khartoum’s trade-off for the terror delisting — should be the sole prerogative of the people of that country, not of a superpower such as

Musaveni win in Uganda for the 6th time

Musaveni win in Uganda for the 6th time Uganda’s Electoral Commission said on Saturday that President Yoweri Museveni won a sixth five-year term, extending his rule to four decades, while top opposition challenger Bobi Wine dismissed “cooked-up, fraudulent results” and officials struggled to explain how polling results were compiled amid an Internet blackout. In a generational clash watched across the African continent with a booming young population and a host of agein

Conflict in Ethiopia

Conflict in Ethiopia Introduction Ethiopia’s Tigray region and the country’s humanitarian crisis give rise to concerns of long-term regional deterioration. Without a clear framework for peace-building, post-conflict reconstruction and transitional justice, the country is at risk of drastically postponing both political and economic recovery. Crisis in the Horn of Africa Entire Horn of Africa region is already plagued by: low-level conflicts, un

Political & Humanitarian Crisis in Ethiopia- Important Relevant Facts

It is a landlocked country. Horn of Africa houses the countries of  Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somali. The Tigray people make up roughly 6% of the population, while the Oromos have a 34% share and the Amharas 27%. The Oromos have alleged marginalisation and called for better representation. India-Ethiopia Relations Ethiopia is one of the largest recipients of long term concessional credit from India in Afric

India-Seychelles Virtual Meet

Recently, the Prime Minister of India will took part in a high level virtual event with the President of the Republic of Seychelles & jointly inaugurated several Indian projects in Seychelles. Major Highlights Seychelles is central to India’s vision of ‘SAGAR’ – ‘Security and Growth for All in the Region’. During times of need, India was able to supply essential medicines and 50,000 doses of Made in India vaccines to Sey

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