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India’s total trade with Africa has grown from US$ 6.8 billion in 2003 to US$ 76.9 billion in 2018 making Asia’s second-largest economy Africa’s third-largest trade partner.

With these figures, a close partnership between the African continent and India could improve the welfare of 2.5 billion people in the post-Covid-19 era. The pandemic has provided an impetus for a stronger partnership between India and Africa with potential benefits to both as they sustainably build back even with the crisis.

For Africa and India to reap the benefits of this relationship, they must reinforce collaboration in public health, digital delivery, capacity building and the green economy.

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Globally, India is renowned for its many innovations, especially in the medical field. The country has maintained that progress in the world is contingent on the development of the global south and nowhere is this more evident …