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We wish this
century be
for Asia and
Africa
MAURITIUS
SUPPORTING
Narendra Modi
G
olden words by the Prime Minister of Mauritius, H.E. Dr.
Navinchandra Ramgoolam while congratulating the 15th
Prime Minister of India, H.E. Shri Narendra Modi following
the extraordinary and hard-earned triumph of his party at the recent
legislative elections.
Shri Narendra Modi made history on Friday 16th May, 2014 with
an astounding victory in the general election, and was sworn in as
India's 15th Prime Minister at an open-air ceremony attended by over
4,000 guests on 26th May, 2014.
The Prime Minister of Mauritius, Dr. Navin Ramgoolam, GCSK,
FRCP, arrived in India to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the
Prime Minister of India with bags full of love and blessings for this
great leader on behalf of the Government and people of Mauritius.
Dr. Ramgoolam was welcomed with full honors at the New Delhi
International Airport by the Head of protocol, Ms. Ruchira Kamboj.
Pakistani Prime Minister, H.E. Nawaz Sharif, Sri Lankan President,
H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa, Afghan President H.E. Hamid Karzai and
Mauritius Prime Minister H.E. Dr. Naveen Chandra Ramgoolam
shook hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President H.E.
Pranab Mukherjee and new members of new Council of Ministers and
conveyed well wishes.
This is the first time that SAARC Heads of Government were
invited to the swearing-in ceremony of an Indian Prime Minister.
In his message, Dr. Ramgoolam stated that “these elections in
the largest democracy of the world are yet again a testimony to the
exceptional robustness of Indian democracy”. Mauritius applauds and
commends India for upholding her acclaimed democratic credentials
to which Mauritius feels particularly attached, he added.
He recalled that the special relationship between Mauritius and
India “epitomizes our strong kinship, cultural and cooperation links
since the arrival of the first indentured labourers from India to
Mauritius more than one and a half centuries ago”. He also underlined
that over the years, Mauritius and India have carefully cherished this
unique and time-tested rapport and developed a close and productive
partnership in every sphere, be it political, economic, cultural or
strategic.
"Your electoral victory is a defining moment in the contemporary history of your great country. You embody the
politics of hope and delivery to your people in their aspirations for development and prosperity."
ASTONISHING
ALGERIA
Curtain
of Falling
Water:
ZAMBIA
Rwanda to
Participate
in Big
Brother
Africa 2014
H.E. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India warmly meeting H.E. Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of Mauritius

Thinking
Transformation,
Making A
Commitment To
The Continent
pg 02
Wassupafrica02
AU Day observed in Accra
Africa’s devt banks root for joint efforts
to help reduce poverty
A
frican Union (AU) Day has
been observed in Ghana,
with a call on African
leaders to reflect on the challenges
confronting the continent and chart
an effective path towards resolving
them.
Apart from the day being
observed as a public holiday,
there was no official event to
commemorate the occasion,
compelling some Ghanaians to
ask African leaders to involve the
people in the affairs of the AU.
Some of the people said the
AU was known to the leaders who
gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,
regularly to toast champagne
and discuss issues of very little
relevance to the people.
Another school of thought
said although the AU, formerly
the Organisation of African Unity
(OAU), did not look at bread and
butter issues, it helped to accelerate
the liberation struggle.
“Today, almost all countries in
Africa are free, except the Sahrawi
Arab Democratic Republic,” one
commentator argued.
Speaking to this reporter on
the significance of the AU Day, a
Senior Lecturer at the Legon Centre
for International Affairs (LECIA),
Dr. Yaw Gebe, charged African
leaders to wake up and live up to
the content of the manifestos that
brought them to power.
“Our leaders must wake up
and live up to the manifestos that
brought them to power, so that the
people will have a change system
in terms of their welfare,” he said.
He said the continent was
continuously being crippled by a
myriad of challenges which must
constitute the menu for a proper
reflection on how far the ideals
of the AU could be placed on a
pedestal that would speed up the
political and economic unity of the
continent.
African leaders and civil
society groups, he said, must, in an
engaging manner, brainstorm on
how best the ideals of the AU could
be fine-tuned to achieve maximum
impact for generations yet unborn.
Dr. Gebe admitted that the
quest to attain the vision of the AU
had been fraught with a number
of challenges in terms of security,
conflicts and diseases, a situation
which had made it difficult to
appreciate the essence of the
organization.
“Essentially, we need to think
through and reflect on all the
problems I that we continue
to encounter and I chart a way
forward from there,” he added.
Africa, he said, was a continent
in dire need of political unity
and economic development,
adding that in spite of the strides
being made, it appeared that the
problems of Africa continued to
compound and stressed the need
for individuals on the continent to
reflect on how much contribution
they were making towards its
development.
"Do we go to work on time or
do we go to work and pretend to
be working? While counting the
cost of sitting at home on a holiday,
we should know that through
our own actions and inaction we
are crippling the efforts of our
governments,” he said.
The AU, he said, must move
away from being a union of political
leaders to a union of African people.
"We need to educate the people
to believe in themselves for them to
know that we are ready and willing
to help in the transformation of our
countries and the continent as a
whole," he said.
He decried the high level of
economic waste in the system and
held that until that was effectively
checked, the gains made by the
country and the continent would
whittle away through wasteful
spending and rot.
Dr. Gebe also advocated are
adjustment of some institutions of
the AU, saying the AU Parliament
in South Africa must be reformed
to become really representative
of the people of the continent in
the election of members through
universal suffrage.
The future of the AU, he said,
was bright but noted that more
could be achieved if the pillars of
African integration were made to
function effectively.
The Chief Executive Officer of
Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD)
Alex Kanyankole said BRD positioned
itself in order to access affordable
funding for on lending to private sector.
The African experience has been
one of accelerated economic growth
with few jobs created and negligible
poverty reduction. Speaking during the
association’s annual general assembly
at the Kigali Serena Hotel AfDB Annual
Meeting Village, Prof Samuel Wangwe,
a policy researcher from Tanzania, said
the best way to alleviate poverty and
ensure sustainable economic growth
was to increase productivity levels and
create more jobs.
“The employment challenge in
Africa today is the large number of
self-employed poor, working in the
agricultural and non-agricultural sectors,
mainly in the informal sector,” he said.
He challenged development finance
institutions to design innovative financial
instruments, expand productive
capacities through capital accumulation
and form strategic alliances to address
these challenges. He pointed out that
the development financial institutions
agreed to improve their capacities
and also boost funding for projects
in infrastructure, green technologies,
agricultural productivity and export
trade, saying these sectors are critical
to achieving Africa’s development goals.
He said BRD works with other
development financial institutions to
leverage on funds, which are targeted
at financing sustainable development
projects locally.
“This way, we can be able to raise
low-cost funds and do onward lending
to the private sector,” he explained.
He added that the approach allows
the private sector to also engage
in infrastructure projects. However,
Patrick Dlamini, the Chief Executive
Officer of the Development Bank of
Southern Africa (DBSA), noted that
many private sector projects in Africa
are still unbankable. Dlamini called
on bankers to sensitise the private
sector to help them develop bankable
projects, saying this is the only way
to empower the business community.
The development bankers also agreed
to fast-track funding of infrastructure
projects to spur continental growth.
New Times
NYFA 2014: Thinking Transformation,
Making A Commitment To The Continent
T
he third edition of the New
York Forum Africa took
place in Libreville between
the 23rd and 25th May 2014 in
the presence of 800 Gabonese
delegates and numerous experts
from around the world. During the
official closing session, President
Ali Bongo Ondimba said that hard
work is "fundamental". For taking
charge rather than remaining
submissive. Because "the future
of Africa lies in the hands of young
people and their potential for hard
work". The contracts demonstrate
this point. We are already looking
forward to the NYFA 2015 next
year.
Ali Bongo Ondimba used
his NYFA closing speech as an
opportunity to assess the forum's
impact on transformation in
Gabon. Over the course of three
days, delegates from 58 countries
held some 500 bilateral meetings
and nearly 30 thematic workshops.
Thisledtothesigningof5contracts
(directinvestmentsandcommitted
development funds) worth around
one billion euros, and the creation
of thousands of indirect jobs.
During the 72 hours of
the NYFA, numerous critical
negotiations took place and the
following contracts were signed
(to the value of 1 billion euros):
•	Gabon-France (€165 million
on sanitation and road
infrastructure - the Gué-
Gué catchment area, the
construction of 11km of
concrete infrastructure to drain
rainwater, the construction
of 13km of roads to open up
under-integrated areas, the
renovation of areas used for
waste bins and garbage trucks
and the construction of public
toilets - and the renovation
of route nationale 2 between
Ndjolé and Medoumane).
•	Gabon-African Development
Bank – Plan to set up a business
incubator to support SMEs.
•	Gabon-Morocco (Microsoft
IT Academy with the target of
certifying 5,000 people/year).
•	Gabon Oil Company-Samsung
(Port-Gentil refinery, 400 direct
jobs, 3,000 indirect jobs).
•	Gabon Iron Ore (mining of an
iron ore deposit near Kango, 100
direct jobs).
Sharing the Experience
Almost all of this year's debates
were centred around education,
experience-sharing and the virtues
of learning. Target: young people!
Garry Kasparov, former world
chess champion, was present to
stress the importance of thinking
before acting. His vibrant speech
before the New York Forum will
not be soon forgotten, nor will the
matches he played with several
school children at the same time.
Basketball star Dikembe Mutomba,
the centre player mentor, also said
a few words, paying homage to the
virtues of hard work.
By Francis L. Sackitey, Ghana
President of Rwanda, H.E. Mr. Paul Kagame and President of Gabon, H.E. Mr. Ali Bongo Ondimba

Alex Kanyankole, Chief Executive
Officer of Development Bank of
Rwanda (BRD)
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MONDAY | JUNE 02, 2014
Wassupafrica 03
South Africa
tourism
numbers reach
record high:
Close to 10
million
A
frica is a gem on the scape
of earth, truly with so many
potential and treasures
in hand, who knew that once
delineated as ‘Dark Continent’,
would come out as a golden
stretch of opportunities for world
to witness.
Finally, the day came to celebrate
the establishment of African Union,
erstwhile known as Organization
of African Unity along with
developments, growth and future
of Africa and its people.
May 25, 2014, Africa Liberation
Day is annually celebrated by and
for Africa in many parts of the
world. The proud citizens of Africa
enthusiastically commemorate the
South Africa welcomed a total of
9,616,964 tourists in 2013, up from the
9,188,368 tourists that visited South
Africa in 2012. Tourist arrivals to South
Africa in 2013 showed positive growth
from all regions.
The latest release from Statistics
South Africa (StatsSA) indicates that
international foreign arrivals to South
Africa reached its highest levels ever,
namely 14,860,216 in 2013. This 10.5%
increase in international foreign arrivals
(over 13,451,565 in 2012) translated to
9.6 million international tourist arrivals.
All international tourist arrivals combined
increased by 4.7%, while the overseas
tourist arrivals sub-category increased
by 7.1%.
“South Africa’s tourism sector
continued to show positive growth in
2013, reaching a record high of 9.6
million international tourist arrivals.
Overall, South Africa recorded 428,596
more tourists in 2013 than we did
in 2012,” announced South African
Minister of Tourism, Mr. Marthinus van
Schalkwyk.
“Following excellent growth in 2012,
when tourist arrivals to South Africa grew
by 10.2%, which was more than two
and a half times the global average, we
are pleased to report that tourist arrival
numbers to South Africa grew by a
further 4.7% in 2013.
“South Africa’s tourism industry
continues to show good growth and
we remain confident in the ongoing
performance and sustainability of the
sector,” said Mr. Van Schalkwyk.
South Africa’s international tourist
arrivals grew at an annual average growth
rate of 7.4% between 2011 and 2013,
well above the global average of 4.5%
during this period.
“We are pleased to report ongoing
good growth from the majority of our
European markets, with double digit
growth in 2013 for three of our largest
markets in the region, Germany (14.2%),
France (10.3%) and Italy (10.6%),” noted
Mr. Van Schalkwyk.
A total of 304 090 German tourists
visited South Africa in 2013, firmly
entrenching its status as South Africa’s
third largest source market for overseas
tourist arrivals. Tourist arrivals from
France, South Africa’s fifth biggest
overseas source market, grew to
134,840, while Italian tourist arrivals
reached 67,790.
In total, South Africa recorded
417,582 North American tourists in
2013, up from 393,446 in 2012. South
Africa’s second largest market, the USA,
accounted for 348,646 tourist arrivals
in 2013, reflecting 6.7% growth on the
326,643 Americans that visited South
Africa in 2012.
“The US market remains a major
focus of our global marketing efforts and
we are heartened by the continued good
growth we have seen out of this market in
recent years,” said Mr. Van Schalkwyk.
Asia, and Central  South America
continued to record good growth on top
of the exceptional levels witnessed in
2012, in which these markets grew by
34% and 37% respectively.
A total of 435,076 Asian tourist
arrivals were recorded in 2013, a 9.2%
increase on 2012 numbers.
Central and South American tourist
arrivals numbers grew by 8.0% to reach
129,463. Brazil remains by far the
biggest market out of this region growing
by close to 5.6% to reach 82,802 tourist
arrivals.
In conclusion, the Minister said
that ongoing growth in all the markets in
which South Africa actively markets the
destination was proof that the country’s
carefully considered marketing strategy
was delivering the desired results.
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FROM PAGE 01
new partnership which fuses the
achievements of several decades
of collaboration and which unlocks
new economic occasions in line
with the new prospects of India.
After his meeting with the
Indian Prime Minister and the
President of India, Shri Pranab
Mukherjee, Dr. Ramgoolam held
a press conference during which
he defined the new economic
cooperation projects between
the two countries and new
arrangements regarding the
Double Taxation Avoidance Treaty.
To this effect, he proclaimed
that both the Prime Minister’s
Office of India and that of Mauritius
will set up a special unit which
will be in charge for a systematic
exchange of financial information.
Moreover, Mauritius has decided
to automatically transfer to the
Indian authorities all data on
entities desiring to register in the
country and seeking to invest in
India.
Dr. Ramgoolam also elucidated
that Mauritius will guard the
repute of its financial sector
which he said is on the white list
of the Organization for Economic
Cooperation and Development,
thus authorizing its credibility.
To this regard, Mauritius will
enlightened measures to boost the
substance of companies craving
to occupy in the financial sector
of Mauritius. Thus, Mauritius will
confirm that the three well-defined
criteria namely business purpose
of the entity wishing to register
in Mauritius, its commercial value
and its economic substance, are
treasured.
The Prime Minister also
recommended his counterpart that
India can use the financial sector
of Mauritius to mobilize funds on
favorable terms and conditions
for funding major infrastructural
projects.
Deliberations between the
two leaders also engrossed on
the present prospects in the
wake of the exploitation of the
ocean economy by Mauritius. Dr.
Ramgoolam pointed out that the
vast Exclusive Economic Zone of
Mauritius exemplifies enormous
potentials of economic exploitation
in terms of hydrocarbons, nodules
and pharmaceutical derivatives.
Security in the Exclusive Economic
Zone of Mauritius was also talked
over.
Dr. Ramgoolam extended
an invitation to his Indian
counterpart to make an official
visit to Mauritius.
Dr. Ramgoolam conveyed his
peculiar trust in the strength,
vitality and essential nature of
this partnership and assured
Shri Narendra Modi of his
determination to expand and
consolidate it further for the
benefit of both countries. The
Prime Minister also stated that he
is looking forward to work closely
with Shri Narendra Modi in the
same spirit of reliable friendship,
empathetic and goodwill that have
always considered the relations
between the two nations.
During a tête-à-tête at the
Hyderabad House in New Delhi,
Dr. Ramgoolam recommended to
his Indian counterpart, that both
Mauritius and India engage in a
occasion in India also, on Sunday
when all the African Diplomatic
Missions came together to
celebrate the past, present and
future of Africa at The Grand Hotel,
New Delhi.
2014 is the “Year of
Agriculture and Food Security”,
highlighting the ongoing efforts
and future anticipations for Africa
in the agro and other areas. During
the ceremonious moment, the
Chief Guest, Secretary (West)
Shri Dinkar Khullar together
with esteemed Ambassador of
Ethiopia, H.E. Ms. Gennet Zewide;
Ambassador of The Republic
of Zimbabwe and Dean of The
Diplomatic Corps in India, H.E.
Mr. Jonathan Wutawunashe and
Ambassador of the Democratic
Republic of the Congo Dean of the
African Heads of Missions, H.E. Mr.
François BALUMUENE inaugurated
a Special Africa Day Supplement
produced by THE TIMES OF
AFRICA.
The auspicious occasion
was an indispensable platform
accentuating the achievements and
unity of the continent. The Dean
of African Heads of Missions, H.E.
Mr. Francois Balumuene while
addressing the invitees asserted,
“We wish that this century be for
Asia and Africa an era where the
people of the two continents could
work together and ensure that
2014 be the year of agriculture and
food security, we seek to cooperate
so as to build a better life for our
peoples.”
The Dean also showed his great
trust and anticipation from the
new Indian government and stated,
“India, regarded as the biggest
democracy on earth, has proved it
once again with the recent general
elections for the Lok Sabha, has
indeed a big role to play. With
the line of credit initiated by Shri
Atal Bihari Vajpayee government,
implemented effectively with Dr.
Manmohan Singh government, will
certainly reach a new height with
the coming Shri Narendra Modi
Sarkar.”
The Diplomatic Missions
also honoured African students
residing and studying in India with
certificates for their achievements
subsequent to address of Mr. Okito
Kongo Christophe, President of
Association of African Students in
India.
The occasion was graced by
High Commissioners, Diplomats
and other eminent personalities
from missions and Corporate
sector of India. THE TIMES OF
AFRICA was the Official Media
Partner for this event.
No doubt, Africa day possesses
a very special place in each
African’s heart. The day is the
time to pay tribute to martyrs who
fought for the continent’s political
and economic liberation.
We wish this century be for Asia and Africa,
says François BALUMUENE
African Heads of Missions at 51st
Africa Day in New Delhi, India

H.E. Shri Narendra Modi, The Prime Minister of India

mONDAY | JUNE 02, 2014
I
n Arabic, the country is
known as Al-Jaza’ir, which
is short for Al- Jumhuriyal
Al-Jaza’iriyah ad-dimuqratiyah
ash-sha’biyah. While the majority
of the population who are Arab (or
mixed Arab and Berber) identify
with the common Algerian culture,
the Berber tribes, particularly
in the more isolated southern
mountainous and desert regions,
retain more of the indigenous
Berber culture and identity.
It borders Tunisia and Libya
to the east; Niger, Mali, and
Mauritania to the south; Morocco
and Western Sahara to the west;
and the Mediterranean Sea to the
north. It covers a total of 919,595
square miles (2,381,751 square
kilometers), making it the second
largest country in Africa (after
Sudan), and the eleventh largest
in the world.
Algeria’s economy is based
primarily on oil and natural gas.
The nation has the world’s fifth-
largest reserves of natural gas and
is the second-largest exporter. It
also has the fourteenth-largest
reserves of oil. Currently 22
percent of the population are
farmers, but their production
accounts for only 6 percent of the
country’s economy.
The center of commercial life
in Algeria is the souk, large, open-
air markets where farmers and
craftspeople sell their products.
One can buy locally produced meat,
fruits, vegetables, and grains—
oats, barley, grapes, olives, citrus
fruit—as well as woven rugs,
jewelry, baskets, metalwork,
and other crafts. Souks are held
regularly.
The largest industry in Algeria
is the production and processing
of oil and gas. Services (trade,
transport, and communications)
also are important. Other
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ALGERIA
A S T O N I S H I N G
industries include agriculture,
construction, mining, and
manufacturing. Algeria’s main
exports are oil and gas, followed
by dates, tobacco, leather goods,
vegetables, and phosphates. The
primary trading partners are
Italy, France, Spain, Brazil, the
Netherlands, and the United
States. Imports include raw
materials, food, beverages, and
consumer products. However,
the government imposes strict
regulations on imports in an effort
to make the country more self-
sufficient.
Central Region
Central Algeria does not
specifically mean the centre of the
country, but in the case of Algeria,
where the capital city is located.
Algiers is therefore situated
in Central Algeria, along the
Mediterranean Coast. Cities such
as Bouire, Tizi Ouzou, Medea, Blida
and Boumerdes are all located in
Central Algeria. Algiers is not only
the capital city of the country, it
is also the largest city and a vital
harbor, making it the heart of the
Algerian economy and the gateway
to trade in the country. Central
Algeria is a region that is home to
many of the vital cities in Algeria,
and is popular with tourists and
visitors.
North East Region
The North East region of
Algeria is diverse and fascinating
to say the least. With its majestic
rugged coastline, high plains,
breathtaking mountain ranges,
picturesque farmlands and sunny
beaches, tourist flock to the
various cities and towns located
here.Algeriahasmanynoteworthy
sites and historical attractions
scattered across its wonderful
landscapes, and in the North East
region, visitors will find a new
ALGERIA AT
A GLANCE
Official Name: The people’s Democratic
Republic of Algeria
Head of state (President): H.E. Mr.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Capital: Algiers (4.3 million)
Location: Northern Africa, bordering the
western part of Mediterranean Sea.
Time Zone: GMT + 1
Climate: Arid to semiarid, mild, wet
winters with hot and dry summers along
cost; drier with cold winters and hot
summers on high plateau.
Area: 2, 381, 741 sq. km.
Population: 39, 1 million.
Languages: Arabic (official), French
(lingua franca), Tamazight and other
Berber dialects.
Religions: Sunnit Muslim (state
religion) 93%, Ibhadhi Muslim 6%,
Christian and Jewish 1%.
Government type: Republic.
Independence: 5 July 1962.
Currency: Algerian dinar (DZD).
GDP (nominal): 256.7 USD billion.
GDP per capita: 5,659 USD
Inflation rate (consumer prices):
8.8%
Natural Resources: agriculture,
petroleum, natural gas, iron ore,
phosphate, uranium, lead, zinc.
Main Economic Sectors:
1. Agriculture: wheat, barley, oats, grapes,
olives, citrus, fruits, sheep, cattle.
2. Industries: petroleum, natural gas,
light industries, mining, electrical,
petrochemical, food processing.
Import: 55 Billion USD (Wheat, cars,
machinery tools, packaged medicines
etc.)
Export: 66 Billion USD (Crude Petroleum,
Petroleum Gas, refined petroleum,
ammonia, phosphate etc.)discovery in every destination.
Traveling through this region is
a great experience, presenting an
opportunity to explore the true
beauty of the country.
Significant cities such
as Timgad, Djemila, Annaba,
Constantine, Batna and Setif are
all located in Algeria’s North East
region. The fourth largest city in
Algeria is Annaba and it is situated
in the Annaba Province.
Known for its exciting and
varied nightlife, and being home
to some of the best beaches in
the country, Annaba is a popular
destination. Batna Province
nestles the quaint city of Batna,
with numerous religious buildings
and a warm atmosphere to
welcome visitors. When it comes
to historical destinations, visitors
should look no further than
Djemila which is famous for its
museums, stunning collections
of artifacts and the most well
preserved Roman ruins in North
Africa.
Visitors to Algeria will find
modern facilities, beautiful
historic attractions, breathtaking
cities and memorable scenery in
the North East. It is a region that
combines the wonders of nature
and the lifestyle of a modern
society perfectly. Discover the
North East region, and find the
heart of Algerian beauty.
North West Region
Founded in 1851, the town
of Ain Temouchent, in the
Ain Temouchent Province, is
blanketed with fragrant orchids,
massive vineyards and fascinating
gardens, making this town one of
the most picturesque destinations
in the region.
Approximately seventy
kilometers from Oran, a major city
in the North West Region, lies Sidi
Bel Abbes, which is also known for
its breathtaking landscapes and
is a commercial and educational
centre within the region.
Oran is a vital industrial
and commercial centre for the
region and with its success in
these industries, a bustling city
has emerged. Visitors to Oran
can therefore look forward to
stylish art centers, great nightlife,
beautiful seaside resorts and
quality restaurants.
Saharan Algeria Region
Covering a vast area in the
south of Algeria, the Saharan
Algeria Region consists of desert
terrain as far as the eye can see,
with lush oasis towns and villages
scattered throughout the region
like precious gems in the sand.
The magnificent limestone
plateau in Saharan Algeria known
as the M’zab valley is considered to
be of such historic significance that
ithasbeendesignatedasaUNESCO
World Heritage Site. Exploring the
ancient fortress cities in the M’zab
valley is like taking a step back in
time where life continues at a
pace much different from the
world’s modern cities.
Another UNESCO World
Heritage Site located in the
Saharan Algeria Region is the
Tassili n’Ajjer National Park,
which is well worth visiting. The
town of Illizi is both the capital of
the Illizi Province in the Saharan
Algeria Region and one of the
gateways to the Tassili n’Ajjer
National Park.
MONDAY | JUNE 02, 2014
Z
imbabwe is soon expected
to boost its steel production
following an agreement
with an Indian firm to reopen
the country’s biggest steel
processing plant. NewZim Steel
plant – formally Ziscosteel had
been idle since 2011 mainly due
to differences over ownership
of mineral claims between the
Zimbabwe Government and
India’s Essar Group.
However, subsequent
negotiations between Essar Group,
which bought majority shares
in the plant and the Zimbabwe
Government have seen the two
resolve their differences, and are
now ready to resume operations
at the processing plant.
Essar Group owns 54 percent
in the NewZim Steel, while the
Zimbabwe Government has 36
percent shareholding rights. The
remaining10 percent is owned
by other minority investors.
According to the agreement
announced in early May, Essar
Group will among other things
build a new 500,000 tonne steel
BusinessBuzz 05
Zimbabwe, India revive steel production deal
Vodafone appoints Angela Mensah-Poku as Head of
Vodafone Business Solutions
Orange launches its third incubator
partnership on the continent
plant over the next two years.
Under phase two of the project,
production at the new steel plant
is expected to increase to about
1.2 metric tonnes per year. The
estimated cost of the proposed
plant is US$650 million.
“After a significant review, we
came to the conclusion that the
plant will need a substantially
new rebuild,” Essar Africa director,
Firdhose Coovadia told a press
conference.
The reopening of the plant
will not only revive the local steel
industry, but is also expected to
create new employment, as well
as benefit other downstream
industries including transport and
agriculture sectors.
According to the Zimbabwe
Industry and Commerce Ministry,
the country steel consumption
is about 100, 000 tonnes a year.
This therefore, means that the
reopening of NewZim Steel plant
will enable the country to rank in
millions from exports.
Essar Group is a global steel
producer. It began its steelmaking
business by setting up India’s first
sponge iron plant in Hazira, a
coastal town in the western Indian
state of Gujarat. The company
went on to build a pellet plant in
Visakhapatnam, and eventually
a fully integrated steel plant in
Hazira.
After the CTIC incubator in Senegal
and the Ebène project in Mauritius,
Orange announces the opening of
the first start-up incubator in Niger.
Orange Niger and its local partners
have helped to set-up CIPMEN, a small-
and medium-sized business (SME)
incubator designed to encourage
the creation of new and innovative
companies in the country.
In sub-Saharan Africa, 85% of
SMEs fail within the first two years,
but 80% of companies that undergo an
incubation process are still operating
after five years.
CIPMEN was designed to support
small- and medium-sized enterprises
from their launch phase until they
reach a level of maturity and turn
enough profit to fend for themselves in
the long term. The purpose of CIPMEN
is to help innovative SMEs grow on a
market where many companies fail to
see the light of day, and to bridge the
gap between the informal sector and
the larger national and international
the Head of Corporate Sales and
Vodafone Global Enterprise West
Africa, a portfolio which included
managing large multinational
customers.
Angela joined Vodafone Ghana in
2009 from British Telecom, UK, and
has since taken on many challenging
roles. As Head of Fixed services,
Angela turned around Vodafone
Ghana's largest Unit to ensure
efficiency transformed network
optimisation in high value areas.
She also created and launched
the Vodafone Global Enterprise
channel during her tenure as Head of
Sales in 2012, growing multinational
accounts to include several high
profile companies.
Under her leadership as Head of
Corporate Sales and Vodafone Global
Enterprise West Africa, Angela, grew
revenue and added further mobile
customers to the base.
Angela's experience includes,
business-to-business strategy, sales
and new business development and
strategic business planning. In her
new role she hopes to empower
more SMEs to grow and increase
efficiency by providing them with
innovative products and world
class service.
She holds an MSc in
Information System and
Economics and a BSc in Politics
and Law from Brunel University,
UK. She is also an alumna of the
London Business School.
Congratulating her on the
appointment, the CEO of Vodafone
Ghana, Haris Broumidis, said,
'Since joining Vodafone, Angela
has repeatedly demonstrated
her capability to drive business
transformation and growth
through the various roles she
has held. Her experiences will
companies. Niger offers few suitable
support mechanisms for upcoming
businesses, despite the central role
that companies play in creating jobs
for young people, helping to form
a middle class, and in creating and
redistributing wealth.
The incubator will help companies
in future-oriented sectors such as
Information and Communication
Technologies, renewable energy and
the environment.
The project, initiated by Orange, is
a pilot program which should enable
the launch of other regional initiatives
in Niger. To find out more: http://www.
cipmen.org
Modern Ghana
be invaluable as weembark on
creating an improved customer
experience for everybody on our
network including Corporate and
SMEs. We wish her the very best in
her new role.'
Modern Ghana
Vodafone Ghana has appointed
Angela Mensah-Poku to the role
of Head of Vodafone Business
Solutions, a specialist unit within
Vodafone Ghana that caters for
SME's, corporate organisations
and Global Enterprise. Prior to
her appointment, Angela, was
Angela Mensah-Poku, Head of Vodafone Business Solutions
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mONDAY | JUNE 02, 2014
E
conomic activity between Africa and Asia is
thriving like never before. Commerce between
the two economies is not new: India's trade with
Africa's eastern and southern regions dates back to
at least the days of the Silk Road, and China has been
involved on the continent since it started investing
there, mostly in infrastructure, during the postcolonial
era. But currently, relatively as a result of speeding up
of commerce between developing countries throughout
the world, the scale and pace of trade and investment
flows between Africa and India are brilliant.
India has been an open country since its
independence with her neighbors and friendly foreign
ties has been a supremacy for it. India as a nation has
endlessly been touched to the visions and desires of
African peoples and has shown its inclination to play
a part in all of its struggles viz. against colonialism,
apartheid, poverty and disease.
Both these frugalities are presently on an expedition
towards economic liberation
and till now founding a new
world order. Africa hugging
one fifth of the world’s land
area, encircling 54 sovereign
nations and nourishing a
population of about 1.032
billion, has for many decades
been the foremost concern of
India’s foreign policy.
Today, Africa delights a
positive trade equilibrium with
India. India's total merchandise
trade has augmented over
three-fold from $252bn in
2006 to $794 in 2012 - both
exports and imports have
multiplied during this period as per the Export-Import
Bank of India (Exim Bank). Exports from Africa are
usually raw materials, counting oil and minerals,
while exports from India tend to be manufactured
and finished goods, including transport equipment,
industrial machinery and phar­maceuticals. Nigeria,
South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania are the utmost crucial
termini for Indian merchandises in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The most dynamic product forging the commercial
rapport between Africa and India and, therefore,
deserves superior courtesy is Oil. Mining and
hydrocarbons are crucial drivers of India’s rendezvous
with Africa. Africa’s nuclear energy latent is also
pouring India’s curiosity in the region. India is
discovering uranium mining prospects in Niger and
Namibia.
Worth to mention, Africa is an equally imperative
spring for India of treasurable metals and gemstones,
particularly gold and diamonds. Moreover, India is the
world’s leading processor of diamonds, accounting
for 85 percent in terms of volume on the total world
market. Precisely, Gold outlines India’s economic affairs
with South Africa, the latter being the world’s leading
supplier of gold.
Now revolving the topic, some studies propose
that India has executed better than China in terms of
hiring local Africans for their commercial ventures.
The conversation also widens out to whether India’s
commitment is constructive in terms of curing Africa’s
FRANKLY SPEAKING06
Indian Players in African Ring
H.E. Mr. Moncef Marzouki
President of the Republic of Tunisia
Mr. Noel N Tata
Chairman, CII African Committee
By kirit sobti,
editor, iat
editor@indoafricatimes.com
Three Indian firms and one
Zimbabwean investor have opened
shop in Rwanda. The companies with
interest in the education, information
communication technology, health and
energy sectors are targeting to create
over 70 job opportunities initially. They
are Mahatma Gandhi University, Lab
Systems and Novel Energy Limited from
India and Zimbabwean-based firm,
A.N Chaudhary Medical Services. The
investors were attracted to Rwanda
by the Rwanda Development Board
(RBD) India representative Clarence
Fernandes. A.N Chaudhary Medical
Services’ Amar Chaudhary said that the
firm would focus on providing health
services in rural areas of the country “in
order to make Rwanda a self-sufficient
country.”
Chaudhary was part of the 22-man
delegation from India who attended the
‘Rwanda Calling 2014’ International
Business Forum that showcased
investment opportunities in the country
at the Kigali Serena Hotel. The ‘Rwanda
Calling’ initiative that is being promoted
by RDB aims at attracting investors
from across the world to Rwanda.
Yogendra Yadav, a forensic services
manager at Lab Systems, said they
will support the fight against Internet
and mobile phone crimes. “Rwanda
and the region at large don’t have any
facilities to document forensic evidence
of such crimes that would help in
administration of justice,” he explained.
Varun Gupta, a business
development officer at Mahatma
Gandhi University, said they will
establish a branch of the university in
Kigali. “When we start operations, our
students will be able to benefit from the
rich university exchange programmes
with our two Indian and US-based
campuses to acquire hands-on skills,”
he said. Last year, Rohan Developers Pvt
Ltd, a Mehta Group company based in
India, announced plans to inject billions
of dollars in the real estate industry.
Also, government last year signed
a $371m (about Rwf241b) energy
agreement with Indian-based company,
Punj Lloyd, to generate 100MW from
peat energy in the Eastern Province.
Indian, Zim
companies open
shop in Rwanda
Some studies
propose that
India has
executed better
than China in
terms of hiring
local Africans
for their
commercial
ventures
historic reliance on Western donors, which tie the
hands of African policy-makers.
During the recent visit of H.E. Mr. Debnath Shaw,
High Commissioner of India to Tanzania this topic was
also debated at a conference organized by a leading
chamber of India. An executive said “India, as a country,
as manpower goes for services and assistance unlike
China which goes for investment analyzing resources
and its exploitation.
We have a long list of Indian players who are active
on the African fields.
One of those zones is agribusiness. India has
specific acquaintance of a variety of capacities that
Africa would gain from tapping into to aid address
its food security challenges, counting small-farm
mechanization. Indian investment in agriculture also
has the potential to directly lift production.
Another sector in which Africa could
predominantly gain from support with India is in its
flourishing ICT sector.
Furthermore, India’s
Indian Technical and Economic
Cooperation (ITEC) programme
is a predominantly valuable
framework in which ICT skills
transfer can take place. The ITEC
programme has been under way
since 1964, directing on training,
specific projects, deputation of
Indian experts abroad, study
tours and donating of equipment
– for example, ITEC has provided
1,350 Ghanaians with training in
India. Across the continent, the
programme is proving beneficial
in a range of areas that have a
predominantly encouraging viewpoint in Africa.
A programme called The Local Enterprise and Skills
Development Programme (LESDEP), is a specialized
employment creation programme that seeks to
provide the requisite skills, tools and training for the
youth which eventually renders them self-employed
and self – sufficient.
Since its inception, LESDEP has created a
staggering number of 2 lakhs direct and indirect jobs
with a good number of youth benefiting in diverse
ways across Africa from the programme.
Information Communication and Technology is
another area that could be of definite aid to Africa
through online education. India is a world leader in
this field, alongside countries like the United States,
and the industry is predictable to be worth $1 billion
by the end of the decade. In Africa the call for added
education and the rapid development in Internet
penetration attached with the absence of skilled
teachers and training set-up means that the conditions
are perfect for large-scale evolution of Internet-based
courses.
It is domineering that India has a long history
of economic bonds with the African continent,
which has given rise to the fruition of a noteworthy
Indian diaspora, which should be documented in
any economic analysis of India-Africa relations.
Nevertheless, some experts claim that the significance
of the diaspora in outlining economic ties will be
Throughout Africa - at building sites, on the street, and at ports
and airports - the Indian presence is growing.
partial in the future.
In a nutshell, India’s economic
partnership with African countries has
been vibrant, encircling beyond trade
and investment to technology transfers,
knowledge sharing, and skills development.
The economic associations should be drew
closer on its own terms, and its exclusivity
should be documented.
We are happy to see more
investors trusting Tunisia and
participating to the success
of our democratic transition.
This trust we owe it first to the
Tunisian people’s resilience
and aspiration to live in a
corruption-free environment.
Over the years, India  the
African countries have not
only intensified bilateral
economic exchanges, but
have also worked closely to
address major global issues
like food security, adoption of
clean technology, etc.
MONDAY | JUNE 02, 2014
TRAVELtourism 07
Z
ambia,alongwithitsneighborZimbabwe,
is home to the splendid Victoria Falls,
styled as “The Smoke that Thunders” and
more lately known as curtain of falling water.
The falls are one of the 7 Natural Wonders of
the world, flowing from the Zambezi River.
Its columns of spray billowing into the air
can be seen from far away, and on the contrary
side of the falls is another sheer wall of basalt,
rising to the same height and enclosed in a
mist-soaked rain forest. A track along the edge
of this forest provides one an almighty view to
last a lifetime.
Some of the best visions are from
Livingstone Island where visitors can take
an exciting swim in a natural rock pool on
the edge of the falls Devil’s Pool. Other events
at the falls comprise scenic flights above the
waterfalls; water activities such as white-
water rafting, river boarding, kayaking, and
jet boating; abseiling and high-wire; river
cruises and canoeing; as well as elephant rides,
walking with lions, horse riding, and game
drives in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.
Added striking parks that are must-visits
embrace the South Luangwa National Park
that some doyens have christened one of the
greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The
concentrations of game around the Luangwa
River and its lagoons are among the highest
found anywhere in Africa, and the park is
well-known for its seclusion and natural
exquisiteness.
The now illustrious “walking safari”
initiated here in the early 1950s and is still one
of the premium means to practice this pristine
wilderness first-hand. And the beauty of the
Lower Zambezi National Park lies in its state
of absolute wilderness. Situated opposite the
Mana Pools Reserve in Zimbabwe, the entire
area on both sides of the river is a massive
wildlife sanctuary.
Curtain of Falling Water
ZAMBIA Canoeing trips are untaken by the lodges,
and river guides will take visitors down
remote channels between the islands for
exciting, close-up encounters with the hippos
and elephants. Turning out the natural beauty
to be discovered in Zambia is the largest man-
made dam in Africa formed at Lake Kariba.
The lake is a playground for all kinds of
boating and water sports, and appeals vast
quantities of game.
Fortified with marinas, an airport
and a harbor, the lake is fast becoming a
tremendously popular resort destination with
well-established extravagance lodges and
hotels, self-catering chalets and campsites,
houseboat holidays.
mONDAY | JUNE 02, 2014
TALKINGTECHNOLOGY08
M
ineral Lick blocks are
recommended in salt
deficiency cases. Major
content of lick is Sodium Chloride
which is most essential electrolyte.
It also contains trace minerals like
Iron, Copper, Cobalt and Iodine.
These blocks are supposed to
be hanged in front of animals by
inserting rope in the hole of lick.
Mineral blocks are very important
to the health and performance
of all livestock. Deficiency of salt
leads to muscle cramps, decreased
feed intake, licking and chewing
various objects such as plastics,
chappal etc. The lick is supposed
to be hanged in front of animals
by inserting rope in the hole of
lick as shown in the picture. By
research we can say that, animals
has instinct to find there own
food to cure there deficiency. The
normal sodium chloride level in
animals is near about 139mEq/lt
and when it falls below 135mEq/
lt then that animal starts licking
the cattle lick.
Mineral licks are very
important to the health and
performance of all livestock.
Without essential vitamins and
minerals, major health problems
arise that could've been avoided
by supplementing animals with
loose mineral or a salt block.
Salt deficiencies is more
troublesome in cattle, as they
alwaysneedsalteverydayfor:(Na)
osmotic pressure maintenance,
acid-base balance, body-fluid
balance, nerve transmission and
active transport of amino acids, as
well as cellular uptake of glucose
carrier protein, and Na, as a
part of salt, is a major cation of
extracellular fluid and provides
the majority of alkaline reserve in
plasma. Chlorine is necessary for
activation of amylase, formation
of gastric HCl acid, and is involved
in respiration and regulation
of blood pH. Deficiency of salt
include muscle cramps, rough coat,
decreased feed intake, licking and
chewing various objects, as well as
decreased production. Dairy cows
get hit the hardest first with salt
deficiency, and may collapse and
die if they have been salt deficient
for a long period of time.
Salt acts on thermoregulatory
center situated in hypothalamus.
So it helps in maintaining
the temperature of animal to
optimum level.
It also helps to maintain the
osmotic pressure inside and
outside of the cell membrane. So
as to absorb the nutrients into the
cell and it energizes the animal.
We at Rajan Healthcare
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Iron : 00.13%
Iodine : 00.003%
Copper : 00.035%
Manganese : 00.20%
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MONDAY | JUNE 02, 2014
TRYSOMETHINGNEW 09
Ingredients
	•	Corn cobs (tender):- 2
	•	Beaten curds:- 1 cup
	•	Green chilies:- 4
	•	Garam masala:- ½ tsp
	•	Ginger piece:- 1 inch
	•	Cumin powder:- 1 tsp
	•	Cumin seeds:- 1 tsp
	•	Salt:- To taste
	•	Chili powder:- To taste
	•	Turmeric powder:- ½ tsp
	•	Coriander leaves:- Few springs
	•	Oil:- 3 tbsp        •	Water:- 1 cup
Tools: • Spatula         • Deep bottomed pan       • Serving bowl
Curd and corn curry is a delicious recipe which you can serve with roti or steamed rice.
Professional Beauty
Mumbai
Professional Beauty Mumbai is a
2 days event which is being held
from 2nd June to the 3rd June
2014 at the Bombay Exhibition
Centre in Mumbai, India. This
event showcases products like
related to hair, skin, makeup,
nails, and furniture etc. in the
Cosmetics and Beauty Products,
Fashion Accessories industries.
Date: 02-03 Jun 2014
Venue: Bombay Convention  Exhibition
Centre (BCEC), Mumbai, India
Educatus Expo
Muzaffarpur
Educatus Expo Muzaffarpur is
a 2 day event being held from
4th June to the 5th June 2014
at the Hotel Park Muzaffarpur
in Muzaffarpur, India. This
event showcases products
like Engineering Colleges,
Management Colleges, Medical
Colleges, Banks and more etc. in
the Education  Training industry.
Date: 04-05 Jun 2014
Venue: Hotel Park Muzaffarpur,
Muzaffarpur, India
The Lifestyle Show
Chennai
The Lifestyle Show Chennai is a
5 day event being held from 5th
June to the 9th June 2014 at the
Chennai Trade Centre in Chennai,
India. This event showcases
products like automobiles,
electronic items, lighting products,
furniture, home accessories and
much more etc. in the Apparel
 Clothing, Industrial Products,
Fashion Accessories industries.
Date: 05-09 Jun 2014
Venue: Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai,
India
Prompt Property
Festival
Prompt Property Festival provides
unique opportunity to meet the
leading Builders  Flat Promoters
to develop partnerships and
obtain the latest trends in the
property market. It will be held
at Chennai Trade  Convention
Centre, India being organized by
Prompt Publications.
Date: 06-08 Jun 2014
Venue: Chennai Trade  Convention
Centre, Chennai, India
INTEC
INTEC is one of the leading
industrial equipments and
machinery sector trade shows
in India. The event places prime
importance on highlighting
all the latest technological
advancements and sophisticated
innovations related to this sector.
Informative business conferences
and technical seminars are
organized regularly during this
five day event, which is hosted
at the Coimbatore Trade Fair
Complex. Eminent industry
specialists and business policy
makers are present here as well
and profitable brand building
strategies are also discussed at
the show.
Date: 06-10 Jun 2014
Venue: CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex,
Coimbatore, India
Times Education
Boutique – Noida
Times Education Boutique -
Noida is a 2 day event being
held from 7th June to the 8th
June 2014 at the Noida Expo
Centre in Noida, India. This
event showcases products
like enhancing your business
prospects and help you in
promoting your institution on
a big measure, issues related
to admissions, results and
performance, potential  interests
etc etc. in the Education 
Training industry.
Date: 07-08 Jun 2014
Venue: Expo Centre Noida, Noida, India
upcoming
Success springs from calmness of the mind.
It is a cold iron which cuts and bends hot iron.
THOUGHT OF
THE WEEK
Curd and Corn Curry
Indian Cuisine
1.	I need some information
मुझे कुछ जानकारी चािहए|
2. When the film will begin?
िफलम कब शुर होगी?
3.	I’m going to library.
मैं पुसतकालय जा रहा हूँ।
4.	Please book my ticket.
कृपया मेरी िटकट बुक करें।
5.	Please donate for this noble
cause.
कृपया इस उततम काय के
िलए दान करें।
Handy Hindi
Prepration Method
1. In a processor, grind chilies and ginger together.
2. Take curd and water in a bowl and beat it till it
becomes smooth.
3. Finely grate the corn.
4. Heat 3 tbsp. of oil in a pan and put cumin
seeds.
5. Add corn and stir-fry for five minutes.
6. Mix ginger paste, all the spices and salt in it.
Combine well and cook.
7. Put curd in it and cook covered till the corn gets
completely cooked. Then switch off the heat.
picture of the week
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The Honorable panel at the podium (From L-R): H.E. Ms. Gennet Zewide, Mr. Dinkar Khullar, Secretary (West), Ministry
of External Affairs, H.E. Mr. François BALUMUENE and H.E. Mr. Jonathan Wutawunashe launching the 51st
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Amazing Facts: African People
The vast continent of Africa has the second largest
population in the world, at about one billion people.
Over one thousand languages are spoken by the
people of Africa.
The largest religion in Africa is Islam, followed by
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The oldest human remains ever discovered were
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Amazing Facts: African Animals
The world's largest land animal is the African
Elephant.
The world's tallest animal, the giraffe, lives in
Africa.
The fastest land animal in the world, the cheetah,
lives in Africa.
Africa is home to the world's largest reptile, the Nile
crocodile.
The gorilla, which can be found in the continents
jungles, is the world's largest primate.
Amazing Africa
mONDAY | JUNE 02, 2014
THEFASHIONISTAS10
The fourth edition of the Ghana
Meets Naija concert was held
at the Accra International
Conference centre with over 10
artists gracing the stage from
Nigeria and Ghana.
Tickets were sold out days
before the concert explaining
the huge attendance at the
auditorium which seats 1600
people, yet teeming fans had to
be part of the experience from
the aisles due to inadequate
seats.
The amalgamation of
popular music from the two
familial nations with so much
rivalry opened by Mz Vee
and AK Songstress with a
splendid dancehall performance
reassuring the industry of a
bright future for the music genre
especially with the involvement
of women.
The stage was illuminating
with beautiful designs notably a
replica of Ghana's Independence
Arch with the black star on top.
Double, gave a short
performance which ushered
in DJ Black, the headline DJ for
the night as Nii Ayi Tagoe held
the fort at the forecourt of the
auditorium concurrently.
The MC for the night, actor
Chris Attoh, in the midst of
beautiful ladies took charge
while dispelling a connotation
of competition between the
two countries emphasizing the
objective of the concert which is
for the love of music.
Guru took the stage with a
rousing applause and sing-along
as he introduced Lil Win who
was ushered onto the stage by
macho men while performing
his part of their popular Azonto
Boys song. They rocked the night
especially Lil Win who couldn't
help it but dance his heart out.
Selebobo from Nigeria
opened for the Nigerian acts with
his track, Yoyo, getting the crowd
off their seats. He finally sang
a piece of his new song Selfie
which should gain the attention
of VVIP.
Wizboyy got the Wizolingo
going as the party mood was set.
DJ Spin from Nigeria and DJ Solo
from Ghana locked horns on the
turntables as the crowd got a
taste of both nations.
The mood was charged when
Edem surprisingly joined the
bill and performed his new song
Koene after Castro had taken
over the stage with his songs
from the past to present.
The 'Limpopo' man, Kcee took
his turn creating a rapport with
the audience gaining a positive
response. He worked the crowd
Ghana music reigned at Ghana meets Naija
Big Brother
Africa
L
ast year’s winner, Dillish
Pearl Mathews from
Namibia took home
$300,000 (about Rwf207
million) as prize money.
Rwandans will feature in
this year’s Big Brother Africa, a
reality television show, for the
first time since its inception 11
years ago.
Rwanda replaced Angola
among the participating
countries, joining seasonal
participants Botswana, Ethiopia,
Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia,
Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South
Africa, Tanzania, Uganda,
Zambia and Zimbabwe. Each
country provides a contestant2014
to live in an isolated House while
trying to avoid being evicted by
viewers and ultimately winning a
cash prize. This will be the nineth
edition of the show.
The basis of the show is
a group of people, termed as
‘housemates,’ living together in
a specially constructed large
house. During their time in
the House, they are completely
isolated from the outside world,
meaning they have no access to
phones, computers and other
such gadgets; the only electronic
appliances are for games or for
occasional television whose
channels are set on default. The
contestants are continuously
monitored by in-house television
cameras as well as personal
audio microphones during their
stay. Each series lasts 96 days.
At regular intervals, the
housemates privately nominate
a number of fellow housemates
whom they wish evicted from
the House.
The housemates with the
most nominations are then
announced, and the public votes
online or via SMS for whom they
would like to save.
Last year’s winner, Dillish
Pearl Mathews from Namibia
took home $300,000 (about
Rwf207 million) as prize
money. Other than the cash
prize, winners and contestants
get a chance of joining the
entertainment industry in
various capacities such as TV
presenters, radio hosts among
others.
National carrier RwandAir
was among the sponsors of the
last edition.
Entries are only open to
persons over the age of 21,
who are citizens of one of the
participating countries; must
have a valid passport and they
have to be fluent in English.
New Times
to a dance marathon including
a short dance competition he
organised on stage rewarding
the winner $200 in between his
performance.
Then came the arguably best
rapper in Ghana, Sarkodie who
literally added heat to the already
warmauditoriumastheaudience
got ecstatic. A lady fan jumped
onto the stage, as he performed
with Castro, just to touch his feet
to which he gave her a hug that
almost got her collapsed to the
ground in emotions. Sarkodie got
emotional but wiped his face and
the music continued.
The excitement was so
intense during Sarkodie's
performance that it got Bola
Ray, CEO of organisers, Empire
Entertainment, to shower him
and his DJ with money during
his performance as a display of
appreciation.
The concert got to another
level of hyper when Sarkodie
performed Adonai with Castro.
Symbolically, Castro passed a
basket around to the audience
for offertory as expressed in the
song, surprisingly the audience
responded to it and dropped
money into the basket which was
later showered on Sarkodie by a
fan.
The final act from Nigeria
was Davido who had his song,
Aye, sang back-to-back by a
seemingly worn-out crowd.
The concert came to an end
with the final act, Shatta Wale
who was ushered onto the
stage with a very formidable
security team made up of over
a dozen military personnel,
private security men in uniforms,
personal bodyguards and a
huge entourage with four huge
dangerous looking guard dogs.
This year's Ghana meets Naija
concert organized by Empire
Entertainment would go into the
history books as one of the best
shows ever organized in Ghana.
Modern Ghana
Rwanda to
Participate in
MONDAY | JUNE 02, 2014
SPORTS2WATCH 11
Promising youngster Jean Pierre
Cyiza has won Rwanda’s first
bronze medal at the ongoing
2014 Africa Youth Games in
Botswana.
Cyiza clinched bronze after
failing to qualify to the finals as
he lost to South Africa’s Fuzile
Azinga 2-1 in the semifinals at
Botho University.
The Inkuba club-based boxer
had inexperience to blame as
he lost the first round 9-10. He
bounced back to win the second
round 10-9 before losing the
final round 9-10.
In boxing, all losing
semifinalists are awarded bronze
Newly appointed Amavubi Stars
head coach Stephen Constantine
is fourth on the list of the highest
paid Rwanda national team
coaches with a monthly salary
of $11,000 (about Rwf 7.6m),
Times Sport has established.
The Englishman is behind
Ghanaian Sellas Tetteh, who
was receiving $20, 000 (about
Rwf13.8m) between 2010
and 2011 same as Serbian
Branko Tucak (2008-2009) and
Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, who
was picking $16, 000 (approx.
Rwf11m) per month from 2011-
2013.
Amavubi Stars most
immediate former coach Eric
Nshimiyimana was getting
Rwf4 million from March 2013
until this month when he was
replaced by Constantine.
On top of the monthly salary
and other benefits, Constantine,
Eleven runners for 2014
Commonwealth Games
Boxer Cyiza wins bronze for Rwanda
Constantine is fourth highest
earning Amavubi head coach
medals unlike in some sports
disciplines where they first have
to battle for a third-place win.
“We are happy for the bronze
medal position. Cyiza has
been in good shape and this
achievement is due to hard work
and commitment,” head Coach
Gashugi Kananura told Times
Sport after the match.
Kananura described Cyiza
as a promising boxer adding
that, he would have won a gold
medal if he had engaged in
international warm-up matches
before coming to Botswana.
“It’s just lack of experience
that denied him passage to the
finals,” Kananura added. Gashugi
said that Cyiza’s opponent has
more exposure and experience
in international competitions.
When asked about his
performance, Cyiza said, “My
mission was to win gold but a
single mistake cost me reaching
the final. I am happy for the
medal won and I will continue
to work even harder if given any
other opportunity to represent
my country again. ”
En route to the semifinal,
Cyiza got a bye from the first
round into the quarters. In the
quarter final, he beat Mnell
Mkambule from Swaziland.
Marathon 10,000m 5,000m 8oom
Men Disi Dieudonne, Jean
Pierre Mvuyekure
Eric Sebahire, Syliaque
Ndayikengurukiye, Felicien
Muhitira
Pontien
Ntawuyirushintege
Emmanuel
Ntakiyimana,
Thimothee Bagina
Women Epiphanie
Nyirabarame
Claudette Mukasakindi,
Clementine Mukandanga
R
wanda Athletics
Federation has selected
eleven athletes in
different categories to
represent the country at the
20th Commonwealth Games
scheduled for July 23 to August 3
in Glasgow, Scotland.
Sprint runners will not be
represented on the team because
none of them managed to attain
the minimum required times,
according to the federation
technical director, Jean Pierre
Ndacyayisenga.
“The eleven selected runners
have already started individual
preparations and training from
different places and we hope
they will represent the country
well,” the officials told Times
Sport.
He noted that the federation
is confident the selected athletes
can do a good job in Glasgow.
The Glasgow 2014
Commonwealth Games are set
to attract over 6,500 athletes
and officials from 71 nations
and territories competing in 17
sports disciplines during the
11-day world class event.
New times
51 will be receiving $2000 (about
Rwf1.4m) for every international
match he wins including World
Cup qualifiers, Africa Nations
Cup qualifiers as well as Cecafa
Senior Challenge Cup. He signed
a two-year contract until May
2016.
The former coach of Malawi,
Sudan, India and Cyprus will
earn $1000 (About Rwf0.69m)
for each warm-up game he wins
in addition to a personal car to
facilitate his movements.
Constantine, who began his
work last week, will make his
debut in the Amavubi dugout
this weekend when Rwanda host
Libya in the first round return leg
of the 2015 Africa Nations Cup
qualifiers.
The first leg ended in a
goalless draw last weekend in
the Tunisian capital Tunis.
New Times
Stephen Constantine, Head Coach of Amavubi Stars

Jean Pierre Cyiza

mONDAY | JUNE 02, 2014
ENCOUNTER WITH EDITOR12
How was your experience at the 10th
CII EXIM Bank Conclave?
At the outset, I would like to tell
you that this is my first visit to India
and my experience is quite good. I feel
proud revealing that Somalia is very
much appreciative of India’s role in
post conflict recovery, growth and
economic development of Somalia. I truly
anticipate that this conclave will prove to
be a boom for Somalia, for its structural
growth and development. No doubt, this
imperative platform provides a base for
us to acknowledge how much India has
achieved in its different sectors.
Brief us on the fruitful meetings
you have had with Indian business
community.
I had a couple of meetings with whom
the talks are ongoing. I could very well
judge from these meetings concerning
the progress and implementation of
Indian businesses in Africa. We are aware
of the operations of Indian businesses in
our neighboring countries like Ethiopia,
Djibouti and Rwanda. Somalia also looks
for India’s expertise to get amalgamated
with the resources, manpower and
infrastructure of Somalia. Furthermore,
Somalia needs India’s experience for the
reconstruction and rehabilitation of its
infrastructure and industries destroyed
in civic strife.
Which are the specific sectors of your
country where investment would yield
sugary fruits to the investors?
Somalia has many opportunities
in store for investors, all we want is
assistance and experience. The major
productive sectors are agriculture,
livestock and fisheries. India is aware
of the fact that we have a coast of over
3,000 km and it’s the longest coast in
Africa. If this is utilized properly, India
could play a very substantial role in
building the coastal infrastructure,
encouraging manpower to engage in
distinct sectors and contribute in the
growth of Somalia.
What are the challenges faced by
Somalia at present and how do you
foresee the assistance of India in
overcoming these challenges?
One of the major challenges is
security in Somalia as it has been
witnessed that Somalians are intimidated
and recruited as the members of terrorist
groups that we have in Somalia. And, I
would like to put some stress that India
can help in bringing stability in our
country through its vivacious endeavors
of job creation. It’s actually imperative to
highlight the charisma of Indocorp India
which has created more jobs for
African countries.
How secure and peaceful is Somalia?
I agree that majority of investors
are really concerned about security in
Somalia, but insecurity is partly due to
lack of employment, structural poverty
which we have in Somalia. I think by
encouraging Indian investors to come to
Somalia, there will be an opportunity for
our youth to get jobs.
It’s actually a very critical issue, the
issue of unemployment. How the
government is battling this issue?
Yes it’s a very critical issue. Job
generation can actually help reduce
insecurities and challenges being faced
by the country. It can intensify the
stability in Somalia, and also encourage
investors to come in and invest in
Somalia. Government is working hard to
overcome this issue.
What are the major exports and
imports of the country?
Our major export goods are livestock,
bananas, hides, fish, scrap metal and
the imported goods are manufactured
products, petroleum products, foodstuffs,
and construction material.
Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. This country is largely
grounded on livestock, remittance/money transfer companies, and telecommunications. Agriculture is the most
imperative sector with livestock typically accounting for about 40% of GDP and more than 50% of export earnings.
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  • 1. www.indoafricatimes.com MONDAY | JUNE 02, 2014 Title Code: DELENG18579 • RNI NO: DELENG/2014/54666 • Postal Registration No.: DN/325/2014-2016 • VOL. 1 • NO. 21 • Page 12 • Price `10 pg 10 pg 04 pg 07 pg03 Continued to page 03 We wish this century be for Asia and Africa MAURITIUS SUPPORTING Narendra Modi G olden words by the Prime Minister of Mauritius, H.E. Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam while congratulating the 15th Prime Minister of India, H.E. Shri Narendra Modi following the extraordinary and hard-earned triumph of his party at the recent legislative elections. Shri Narendra Modi made history on Friday 16th May, 2014 with an astounding victory in the general election, and was sworn in as India's 15th Prime Minister at an open-air ceremony attended by over 4,000 guests on 26th May, 2014. The Prime Minister of Mauritius, Dr. Navin Ramgoolam, GCSK, FRCP, arrived in India to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the Prime Minister of India with bags full of love and blessings for this great leader on behalf of the Government and people of Mauritius. Dr. Ramgoolam was welcomed with full honors at the New Delhi International Airport by the Head of protocol, Ms. Ruchira Kamboj. Pakistani Prime Minister, H.E. Nawaz Sharif, Sri Lankan President, H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa, Afghan President H.E. Hamid Karzai and Mauritius Prime Minister H.E. Dr. Naveen Chandra Ramgoolam shook hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President H.E. Pranab Mukherjee and new members of new Council of Ministers and conveyed well wishes. This is the first time that SAARC Heads of Government were invited to the swearing-in ceremony of an Indian Prime Minister. In his message, Dr. Ramgoolam stated that “these elections in the largest democracy of the world are yet again a testimony to the exceptional robustness of Indian democracy”. Mauritius applauds and commends India for upholding her acclaimed democratic credentials to which Mauritius feels particularly attached, he added. He recalled that the special relationship between Mauritius and India “epitomizes our strong kinship, cultural and cooperation links since the arrival of the first indentured labourers from India to Mauritius more than one and a half centuries ago”. He also underlined that over the years, Mauritius and India have carefully cherished this unique and time-tested rapport and developed a close and productive partnership in every sphere, be it political, economic, cultural or strategic. "Your electoral victory is a defining moment in the contemporary history of your great country. You embody the politics of hope and delivery to your people in their aspirations for development and prosperity." ASTONISHING ALGERIA Curtain of Falling Water: ZAMBIA Rwanda to Participate in Big Brother Africa 2014 H.E. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India warmly meeting H.E. Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of Mauritius  Thinking Transformation, Making A Commitment To The Continent pg 02
  • 2. Wassupafrica02 AU Day observed in Accra Africa’s devt banks root for joint efforts to help reduce poverty A frican Union (AU) Day has been observed in Ghana, with a call on African leaders to reflect on the challenges confronting the continent and chart an effective path towards resolving them. Apart from the day being observed as a public holiday, there was no official event to commemorate the occasion, compelling some Ghanaians to ask African leaders to involve the people in the affairs of the AU. Some of the people said the AU was known to the leaders who gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, regularly to toast champagne and discuss issues of very little relevance to the people. Another school of thought said although the AU, formerly the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), did not look at bread and butter issues, it helped to accelerate the liberation struggle. “Today, almost all countries in Africa are free, except the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic,” one commentator argued. Speaking to this reporter on the significance of the AU Day, a Senior Lecturer at the Legon Centre for International Affairs (LECIA), Dr. Yaw Gebe, charged African leaders to wake up and live up to the content of the manifestos that brought them to power. “Our leaders must wake up and live up to the manifestos that brought them to power, so that the people will have a change system in terms of their welfare,” he said. He said the continent was continuously being crippled by a myriad of challenges which must constitute the menu for a proper reflection on how far the ideals of the AU could be placed on a pedestal that would speed up the political and economic unity of the continent. African leaders and civil society groups, he said, must, in an engaging manner, brainstorm on how best the ideals of the AU could be fine-tuned to achieve maximum impact for generations yet unborn. Dr. Gebe admitted that the quest to attain the vision of the AU had been fraught with a number of challenges in terms of security, conflicts and diseases, a situation which had made it difficult to appreciate the essence of the organization. “Essentially, we need to think through and reflect on all the problems I that we continue to encounter and I chart a way forward from there,” he added. Africa, he said, was a continent in dire need of political unity and economic development, adding that in spite of the strides being made, it appeared that the problems of Africa continued to compound and stressed the need for individuals on the continent to reflect on how much contribution they were making towards its development. "Do we go to work on time or do we go to work and pretend to be working? While counting the cost of sitting at home on a holiday, we should know that through our own actions and inaction we are crippling the efforts of our governments,” he said. The AU, he said, must move away from being a union of political leaders to a union of African people. "We need to educate the people to believe in themselves for them to know that we are ready and willing to help in the transformation of our countries and the continent as a whole," he said. He decried the high level of economic waste in the system and held that until that was effectively checked, the gains made by the country and the continent would whittle away through wasteful spending and rot. Dr. Gebe also advocated are adjustment of some institutions of the AU, saying the AU Parliament in South Africa must be reformed to become really representative of the people of the continent in the election of members through universal suffrage. The future of the AU, he said, was bright but noted that more could be achieved if the pillars of African integration were made to function effectively. The Chief Executive Officer of Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) Alex Kanyankole said BRD positioned itself in order to access affordable funding for on lending to private sector. The African experience has been one of accelerated economic growth with few jobs created and negligible poverty reduction. Speaking during the association’s annual general assembly at the Kigali Serena Hotel AfDB Annual Meeting Village, Prof Samuel Wangwe, a policy researcher from Tanzania, said the best way to alleviate poverty and ensure sustainable economic growth was to increase productivity levels and create more jobs. “The employment challenge in Africa today is the large number of self-employed poor, working in the agricultural and non-agricultural sectors, mainly in the informal sector,” he said. He challenged development finance institutions to design innovative financial instruments, expand productive capacities through capital accumulation and form strategic alliances to address these challenges. He pointed out that the development financial institutions agreed to improve their capacities and also boost funding for projects in infrastructure, green technologies, agricultural productivity and export trade, saying these sectors are critical to achieving Africa’s development goals. He said BRD works with other development financial institutions to leverage on funds, which are targeted at financing sustainable development projects locally. “This way, we can be able to raise low-cost funds and do onward lending to the private sector,” he explained. He added that the approach allows the private sector to also engage in infrastructure projects. However, Patrick Dlamini, the Chief Executive Officer of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), noted that many private sector projects in Africa are still unbankable. Dlamini called on bankers to sensitise the private sector to help them develop bankable projects, saying this is the only way to empower the business community. The development bankers also agreed to fast-track funding of infrastructure projects to spur continental growth. New Times NYFA 2014: Thinking Transformation, Making A Commitment To The Continent T he third edition of the New York Forum Africa took place in Libreville between the 23rd and 25th May 2014 in the presence of 800 Gabonese delegates and numerous experts from around the world. During the official closing session, President Ali Bongo Ondimba said that hard work is "fundamental". For taking charge rather than remaining submissive. Because "the future of Africa lies in the hands of young people and their potential for hard work". The contracts demonstrate this point. We are already looking forward to the NYFA 2015 next year. Ali Bongo Ondimba used his NYFA closing speech as an opportunity to assess the forum's impact on transformation in Gabon. Over the course of three days, delegates from 58 countries held some 500 bilateral meetings and nearly 30 thematic workshops. Thisledtothesigningof5contracts (directinvestmentsandcommitted development funds) worth around one billion euros, and the creation of thousands of indirect jobs. During the 72 hours of the NYFA, numerous critical negotiations took place and the following contracts were signed (to the value of 1 billion euros): • Gabon-France (€165 million on sanitation and road infrastructure - the Gué- Gué catchment area, the construction of 11km of concrete infrastructure to drain rainwater, the construction of 13km of roads to open up under-integrated areas, the renovation of areas used for waste bins and garbage trucks and the construction of public toilets - and the renovation of route nationale 2 between Ndjolé and Medoumane). • Gabon-African Development Bank – Plan to set up a business incubator to support SMEs. • Gabon-Morocco (Microsoft IT Academy with the target of certifying 5,000 people/year). • Gabon Oil Company-Samsung (Port-Gentil refinery, 400 direct jobs, 3,000 indirect jobs). • Gabon Iron Ore (mining of an iron ore deposit near Kango, 100 direct jobs). Sharing the Experience Almost all of this year's debates were centred around education, experience-sharing and the virtues of learning. Target: young people! Garry Kasparov, former world chess champion, was present to stress the importance of thinking before acting. His vibrant speech before the New York Forum will not be soon forgotten, nor will the matches he played with several school children at the same time. Basketball star Dikembe Mutomba, the centre player mentor, also said a few words, paying homage to the virtues of hard work. By Francis L. Sackitey, Ghana President of Rwanda, H.E. Mr. Paul Kagame and President of Gabon, H.E. Mr. Ali Bongo Ondimba  Alex Kanyankole, Chief Executive Officer of Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD)  MONDAY | JUNE 02, 2014
  • 3. Wassupafrica 03 South Africa tourism numbers reach record high: Close to 10 million A frica is a gem on the scape of earth, truly with so many potential and treasures in hand, who knew that once delineated as ‘Dark Continent’, would come out as a golden stretch of opportunities for world to witness. Finally, the day came to celebrate the establishment of African Union, erstwhile known as Organization of African Unity along with developments, growth and future of Africa and its people. May 25, 2014, Africa Liberation Day is annually celebrated by and for Africa in many parts of the world. The proud citizens of Africa enthusiastically commemorate the South Africa welcomed a total of 9,616,964 tourists in 2013, up from the 9,188,368 tourists that visited South Africa in 2012. Tourist arrivals to South Africa in 2013 showed positive growth from all regions. The latest release from Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) indicates that international foreign arrivals to South Africa reached its highest levels ever, namely 14,860,216 in 2013. This 10.5% increase in international foreign arrivals (over 13,451,565 in 2012) translated to 9.6 million international tourist arrivals. All international tourist arrivals combined increased by 4.7%, while the overseas tourist arrivals sub-category increased by 7.1%. “South Africa’s tourism sector continued to show positive growth in 2013, reaching a record high of 9.6 million international tourist arrivals. Overall, South Africa recorded 428,596 more tourists in 2013 than we did in 2012,” announced South African Minister of Tourism, Mr. Marthinus van Schalkwyk. “Following excellent growth in 2012, when tourist arrivals to South Africa grew by 10.2%, which was more than two and a half times the global average, we are pleased to report that tourist arrival numbers to South Africa grew by a further 4.7% in 2013. “South Africa’s tourism industry continues to show good growth and we remain confident in the ongoing performance and sustainability of the sector,” said Mr. Van Schalkwyk. South Africa’s international tourist arrivals grew at an annual average growth rate of 7.4% between 2011 and 2013, well above the global average of 4.5% during this period. “We are pleased to report ongoing good growth from the majority of our European markets, with double digit growth in 2013 for three of our largest markets in the region, Germany (14.2%), France (10.3%) and Italy (10.6%),” noted Mr. Van Schalkwyk. A total of 304 090 German tourists visited South Africa in 2013, firmly entrenching its status as South Africa’s third largest source market for overseas tourist arrivals. Tourist arrivals from France, South Africa’s fifth biggest overseas source market, grew to 134,840, while Italian tourist arrivals reached 67,790. In total, South Africa recorded 417,582 North American tourists in 2013, up from 393,446 in 2012. South Africa’s second largest market, the USA, accounted for 348,646 tourist arrivals in 2013, reflecting 6.7% growth on the 326,643 Americans that visited South Africa in 2012. “The US market remains a major focus of our global marketing efforts and we are heartened by the continued good growth we have seen out of this market in recent years,” said Mr. Van Schalkwyk. Asia, and Central South America continued to record good growth on top of the exceptional levels witnessed in 2012, in which these markets grew by 34% and 37% respectively. A total of 435,076 Asian tourist arrivals were recorded in 2013, a 9.2% increase on 2012 numbers. Central and South American tourist arrivals numbers grew by 8.0% to reach 129,463. Brazil remains by far the biggest market out of this region growing by close to 5.6% to reach 82,802 tourist arrivals. In conclusion, the Minister said that ongoing growth in all the markets in which South Africa actively markets the destination was proof that the country’s carefully considered marketing strategy was delivering the desired results. Eturbo News FROM PAGE 01 new partnership which fuses the achievements of several decades of collaboration and which unlocks new economic occasions in line with the new prospects of India. After his meeting with the Indian Prime Minister and the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Dr. Ramgoolam held a press conference during which he defined the new economic cooperation projects between the two countries and new arrangements regarding the Double Taxation Avoidance Treaty. To this effect, he proclaimed that both the Prime Minister’s Office of India and that of Mauritius will set up a special unit which will be in charge for a systematic exchange of financial information. Moreover, Mauritius has decided to automatically transfer to the Indian authorities all data on entities desiring to register in the country and seeking to invest in India. Dr. Ramgoolam also elucidated that Mauritius will guard the repute of its financial sector which he said is on the white list of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, thus authorizing its credibility. To this regard, Mauritius will enlightened measures to boost the substance of companies craving to occupy in the financial sector of Mauritius. Thus, Mauritius will confirm that the three well-defined criteria namely business purpose of the entity wishing to register in Mauritius, its commercial value and its economic substance, are treasured. The Prime Minister also recommended his counterpart that India can use the financial sector of Mauritius to mobilize funds on favorable terms and conditions for funding major infrastructural projects. Deliberations between the two leaders also engrossed on the present prospects in the wake of the exploitation of the ocean economy by Mauritius. Dr. Ramgoolam pointed out that the vast Exclusive Economic Zone of Mauritius exemplifies enormous potentials of economic exploitation in terms of hydrocarbons, nodules and pharmaceutical derivatives. Security in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Mauritius was also talked over. Dr. Ramgoolam extended an invitation to his Indian counterpart to make an official visit to Mauritius. Dr. Ramgoolam conveyed his peculiar trust in the strength, vitality and essential nature of this partnership and assured Shri Narendra Modi of his determination to expand and consolidate it further for the benefit of both countries. The Prime Minister also stated that he is looking forward to work closely with Shri Narendra Modi in the same spirit of reliable friendship, empathetic and goodwill that have always considered the relations between the two nations. During a tête-à-tête at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, Dr. Ramgoolam recommended to his Indian counterpart, that both Mauritius and India engage in a occasion in India also, on Sunday when all the African Diplomatic Missions came together to celebrate the past, present and future of Africa at The Grand Hotel, New Delhi. 2014 is the “Year of Agriculture and Food Security”, highlighting the ongoing efforts and future anticipations for Africa in the agro and other areas. During the ceremonious moment, the Chief Guest, Secretary (West) Shri Dinkar Khullar together with esteemed Ambassador of Ethiopia, H.E. Ms. Gennet Zewide; Ambassador of The Republic of Zimbabwe and Dean of The Diplomatic Corps in India, H.E. Mr. Jonathan Wutawunashe and Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Dean of the African Heads of Missions, H.E. Mr. François BALUMUENE inaugurated a Special Africa Day Supplement produced by THE TIMES OF AFRICA. The auspicious occasion was an indispensable platform accentuating the achievements and unity of the continent. The Dean of African Heads of Missions, H.E. Mr. Francois Balumuene while addressing the invitees asserted, “We wish that this century be for Asia and Africa an era where the people of the two continents could work together and ensure that 2014 be the year of agriculture and food security, we seek to cooperate so as to build a better life for our peoples.” The Dean also showed his great trust and anticipation from the new Indian government and stated, “India, regarded as the biggest democracy on earth, has proved it once again with the recent general elections for the Lok Sabha, has indeed a big role to play. With the line of credit initiated by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, implemented effectively with Dr. Manmohan Singh government, will certainly reach a new height with the coming Shri Narendra Modi Sarkar.” The Diplomatic Missions also honoured African students residing and studying in India with certificates for their achievements subsequent to address of Mr. Okito Kongo Christophe, President of Association of African Students in India. The occasion was graced by High Commissioners, Diplomats and other eminent personalities from missions and Corporate sector of India. THE TIMES OF AFRICA was the Official Media Partner for this event. No doubt, Africa day possesses a very special place in each African’s heart. The day is the time to pay tribute to martyrs who fought for the continent’s political and economic liberation. We wish this century be for Asia and Africa, says François BALUMUENE African Heads of Missions at 51st Africa Day in New Delhi, India  H.E. Shri Narendra Modi, The Prime Minister of India  mONDAY | JUNE 02, 2014
  • 4. I n Arabic, the country is known as Al-Jaza’ir, which is short for Al- Jumhuriyal Al-Jaza’iriyah ad-dimuqratiyah ash-sha’biyah. While the majority of the population who are Arab (or mixed Arab and Berber) identify with the common Algerian culture, the Berber tribes, particularly in the more isolated southern mountainous and desert regions, retain more of the indigenous Berber culture and identity. It borders Tunisia and Libya to the east; Niger, Mali, and Mauritania to the south; Morocco and Western Sahara to the west; and the Mediterranean Sea to the north. It covers a total of 919,595 square miles (2,381,751 square kilometers), making it the second largest country in Africa (after Sudan), and the eleventh largest in the world. Algeria’s economy is based primarily on oil and natural gas. The nation has the world’s fifth- largest reserves of natural gas and is the second-largest exporter. It also has the fourteenth-largest reserves of oil. Currently 22 percent of the population are farmers, but their production accounts for only 6 percent of the country’s economy. The center of commercial life in Algeria is the souk, large, open- air markets where farmers and craftspeople sell their products. One can buy locally produced meat, fruits, vegetables, and grains— oats, barley, grapes, olives, citrus fruit—as well as woven rugs, jewelry, baskets, metalwork, and other crafts. Souks are held regularly. The largest industry in Algeria is the production and processing of oil and gas. Services (trade, transport, and communications) also are important. Other CountryoftheWeek04 Advertiser's Index Modern Agro Engineering Works .................................................. Page 02 Chadha Power ............................................................................... Page 02 SSP Pvt. Ltd ................................................................................... 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Page 12 Indian Spinal Injuries Centre ......................................................... Page 12 ALGERIA A S T O N I S H I N G industries include agriculture, construction, mining, and manufacturing. Algeria’s main exports are oil and gas, followed by dates, tobacco, leather goods, vegetables, and phosphates. The primary trading partners are Italy, France, Spain, Brazil, the Netherlands, and the United States. Imports include raw materials, food, beverages, and consumer products. However, the government imposes strict regulations on imports in an effort to make the country more self- sufficient. Central Region Central Algeria does not specifically mean the centre of the country, but in the case of Algeria, where the capital city is located. Algiers is therefore situated in Central Algeria, along the Mediterranean Coast. Cities such as Bouire, Tizi Ouzou, Medea, Blida and Boumerdes are all located in Central Algeria. Algiers is not only the capital city of the country, it is also the largest city and a vital harbor, making it the heart of the Algerian economy and the gateway to trade in the country. Central Algeria is a region that is home to many of the vital cities in Algeria, and is popular with tourists and visitors. North East Region The North East region of Algeria is diverse and fascinating to say the least. With its majestic rugged coastline, high plains, breathtaking mountain ranges, picturesque farmlands and sunny beaches, tourist flock to the various cities and towns located here.Algeriahasmanynoteworthy sites and historical attractions scattered across its wonderful landscapes, and in the North East region, visitors will find a new ALGERIA AT A GLANCE Official Name: The people’s Democratic Republic of Algeria Head of state (President): H.E. Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika Capital: Algiers (4.3 million) Location: Northern Africa, bordering the western part of Mediterranean Sea. Time Zone: GMT + 1 Climate: Arid to semiarid, mild, wet winters with hot and dry summers along cost; drier with cold winters and hot summers on high plateau. Area: 2, 381, 741 sq. km. Population: 39, 1 million. Languages: Arabic (official), French (lingua franca), Tamazight and other Berber dialects. Religions: Sunnit Muslim (state religion) 93%, Ibhadhi Muslim 6%, Christian and Jewish 1%. Government type: Republic. Independence: 5 July 1962. Currency: Algerian dinar (DZD). GDP (nominal): 256.7 USD billion. GDP per capita: 5,659 USD Inflation rate (consumer prices): 8.8% Natural Resources: agriculture, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphate, uranium, lead, zinc. Main Economic Sectors: 1. Agriculture: wheat, barley, oats, grapes, olives, citrus, fruits, sheep, cattle. 2. Industries: petroleum, natural gas, light industries, mining, electrical, petrochemical, food processing. Import: 55 Billion USD (Wheat, cars, machinery tools, packaged medicines etc.) Export: 66 Billion USD (Crude Petroleum, Petroleum Gas, refined petroleum, ammonia, phosphate etc.)discovery in every destination. Traveling through this region is a great experience, presenting an opportunity to explore the true beauty of the country. Significant cities such as Timgad, Djemila, Annaba, Constantine, Batna and Setif are all located in Algeria’s North East region. The fourth largest city in Algeria is Annaba and it is situated in the Annaba Province. Known for its exciting and varied nightlife, and being home to some of the best beaches in the country, Annaba is a popular destination. Batna Province nestles the quaint city of Batna, with numerous religious buildings and a warm atmosphere to welcome visitors. When it comes to historical destinations, visitors should look no further than Djemila which is famous for its museums, stunning collections of artifacts and the most well preserved Roman ruins in North Africa. Visitors to Algeria will find modern facilities, beautiful historic attractions, breathtaking cities and memorable scenery in the North East. It is a region that combines the wonders of nature and the lifestyle of a modern society perfectly. Discover the North East region, and find the heart of Algerian beauty. North West Region Founded in 1851, the town of Ain Temouchent, in the Ain Temouchent Province, is blanketed with fragrant orchids, massive vineyards and fascinating gardens, making this town one of the most picturesque destinations in the region. Approximately seventy kilometers from Oran, a major city in the North West Region, lies Sidi Bel Abbes, which is also known for its breathtaking landscapes and is a commercial and educational centre within the region. Oran is a vital industrial and commercial centre for the region and with its success in these industries, a bustling city has emerged. Visitors to Oran can therefore look forward to stylish art centers, great nightlife, beautiful seaside resorts and quality restaurants. Saharan Algeria Region Covering a vast area in the south of Algeria, the Saharan Algeria Region consists of desert terrain as far as the eye can see, with lush oasis towns and villages scattered throughout the region like precious gems in the sand. The magnificent limestone plateau in Saharan Algeria known as the M’zab valley is considered to be of such historic significance that ithasbeendesignatedasaUNESCO World Heritage Site. Exploring the ancient fortress cities in the M’zab valley is like taking a step back in time where life continues at a pace much different from the world’s modern cities. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Saharan Algeria Region is the Tassili n’Ajjer National Park, which is well worth visiting. The town of Illizi is both the capital of the Illizi Province in the Saharan Algeria Region and one of the gateways to the Tassili n’Ajjer National Park. MONDAY | JUNE 02, 2014
  • 5. Z imbabwe is soon expected to boost its steel production following an agreement with an Indian firm to reopen the country’s biggest steel processing plant. NewZim Steel plant – formally Ziscosteel had been idle since 2011 mainly due to differences over ownership of mineral claims between the Zimbabwe Government and India’s Essar Group. However, subsequent negotiations between Essar Group, which bought majority shares in the plant and the Zimbabwe Government have seen the two resolve their differences, and are now ready to resume operations at the processing plant. Essar Group owns 54 percent in the NewZim Steel, while the Zimbabwe Government has 36 percent shareholding rights. The remaining10 percent is owned by other minority investors. According to the agreement announced in early May, Essar Group will among other things build a new 500,000 tonne steel BusinessBuzz 05 Zimbabwe, India revive steel production deal Vodafone appoints Angela Mensah-Poku as Head of Vodafone Business Solutions Orange launches its third incubator partnership on the continent plant over the next two years. Under phase two of the project, production at the new steel plant is expected to increase to about 1.2 metric tonnes per year. The estimated cost of the proposed plant is US$650 million. “After a significant review, we came to the conclusion that the plant will need a substantially new rebuild,” Essar Africa director, Firdhose Coovadia told a press conference. The reopening of the plant will not only revive the local steel industry, but is also expected to create new employment, as well as benefit other downstream industries including transport and agriculture sectors. According to the Zimbabwe Industry and Commerce Ministry, the country steel consumption is about 100, 000 tonnes a year. This therefore, means that the reopening of NewZim Steel plant will enable the country to rank in millions from exports. Essar Group is a global steel producer. It began its steelmaking business by setting up India’s first sponge iron plant in Hazira, a coastal town in the western Indian state of Gujarat. The company went on to build a pellet plant in Visakhapatnam, and eventually a fully integrated steel plant in Hazira. After the CTIC incubator in Senegal and the Ebène project in Mauritius, Orange announces the opening of the first start-up incubator in Niger. Orange Niger and its local partners have helped to set-up CIPMEN, a small- and medium-sized business (SME) incubator designed to encourage the creation of new and innovative companies in the country. In sub-Saharan Africa, 85% of SMEs fail within the first two years, but 80% of companies that undergo an incubation process are still operating after five years. CIPMEN was designed to support small- and medium-sized enterprises from their launch phase until they reach a level of maturity and turn enough profit to fend for themselves in the long term. The purpose of CIPMEN is to help innovative SMEs grow on a market where many companies fail to see the light of day, and to bridge the gap between the informal sector and the larger national and international the Head of Corporate Sales and Vodafone Global Enterprise West Africa, a portfolio which included managing large multinational customers. Angela joined Vodafone Ghana in 2009 from British Telecom, UK, and has since taken on many challenging roles. As Head of Fixed services, Angela turned around Vodafone Ghana's largest Unit to ensure efficiency transformed network optimisation in high value areas. She also created and launched the Vodafone Global Enterprise channel during her tenure as Head of Sales in 2012, growing multinational accounts to include several high profile companies. Under her leadership as Head of Corporate Sales and Vodafone Global Enterprise West Africa, Angela, grew revenue and added further mobile customers to the base. Angela's experience includes, business-to-business strategy, sales and new business development and strategic business planning. In her new role she hopes to empower more SMEs to grow and increase efficiency by providing them with innovative products and world class service. She holds an MSc in Information System and Economics and a BSc in Politics and Law from Brunel University, UK. She is also an alumna of the London Business School. Congratulating her on the appointment, the CEO of Vodafone Ghana, Haris Broumidis, said, 'Since joining Vodafone, Angela has repeatedly demonstrated her capability to drive business transformation and growth through the various roles she has held. Her experiences will companies. Niger offers few suitable support mechanisms for upcoming businesses, despite the central role that companies play in creating jobs for young people, helping to form a middle class, and in creating and redistributing wealth. The incubator will help companies in future-oriented sectors such as Information and Communication Technologies, renewable energy and the environment. The project, initiated by Orange, is a pilot program which should enable the launch of other regional initiatives in Niger. To find out more: http://www. cipmen.org Modern Ghana be invaluable as weembark on creating an improved customer experience for everybody on our network including Corporate and SMEs. We wish her the very best in her new role.' Modern Ghana Vodafone Ghana has appointed Angela Mensah-Poku to the role of Head of Vodafone Business Solutions, a specialist unit within Vodafone Ghana that caters for SME's, corporate organisations and Global Enterprise. Prior to her appointment, Angela, was Angela Mensah-Poku, Head of Vodafone Business Solutions  mONDAY | JUNE 02, 2014
  • 6. E conomic activity between Africa and Asia is thriving like never before. Commerce between the two economies is not new: India's trade with Africa's eastern and southern regions dates back to at least the days of the Silk Road, and China has been involved on the continent since it started investing there, mostly in infrastructure, during the postcolonial era. But currently, relatively as a result of speeding up of commerce between developing countries throughout the world, the scale and pace of trade and investment flows between Africa and India are brilliant. India has been an open country since its independence with her neighbors and friendly foreign ties has been a supremacy for it. India as a nation has endlessly been touched to the visions and desires of African peoples and has shown its inclination to play a part in all of its struggles viz. against colonialism, apartheid, poverty and disease. Both these frugalities are presently on an expedition towards economic liberation and till now founding a new world order. Africa hugging one fifth of the world’s land area, encircling 54 sovereign nations and nourishing a population of about 1.032 billion, has for many decades been the foremost concern of India’s foreign policy. Today, Africa delights a positive trade equilibrium with India. India's total merchandise trade has augmented over three-fold from $252bn in 2006 to $794 in 2012 - both exports and imports have multiplied during this period as per the Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank). Exports from Africa are usually raw materials, counting oil and minerals, while exports from India tend to be manufactured and finished goods, including transport equipment, industrial machinery and phar­maceuticals. Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania are the utmost crucial termini for Indian merchandises in Sub-Saharan Africa. The most dynamic product forging the commercial rapport between Africa and India and, therefore, deserves superior courtesy is Oil. Mining and hydrocarbons are crucial drivers of India’s rendezvous with Africa. Africa’s nuclear energy latent is also pouring India’s curiosity in the region. India is discovering uranium mining prospects in Niger and Namibia. Worth to mention, Africa is an equally imperative spring for India of treasurable metals and gemstones, particularly gold and diamonds. Moreover, India is the world’s leading processor of diamonds, accounting for 85 percent in terms of volume on the total world market. Precisely, Gold outlines India’s economic affairs with South Africa, the latter being the world’s leading supplier of gold. Now revolving the topic, some studies propose that India has executed better than China in terms of hiring local Africans for their commercial ventures. The conversation also widens out to whether India’s commitment is constructive in terms of curing Africa’s FRANKLY SPEAKING06 Indian Players in African Ring H.E. Mr. Moncef Marzouki President of the Republic of Tunisia Mr. Noel N Tata Chairman, CII African Committee By kirit sobti, editor, iat editor@indoafricatimes.com Three Indian firms and one Zimbabwean investor have opened shop in Rwanda. The companies with interest in the education, information communication technology, health and energy sectors are targeting to create over 70 job opportunities initially. They are Mahatma Gandhi University, Lab Systems and Novel Energy Limited from India and Zimbabwean-based firm, A.N Chaudhary Medical Services. The investors were attracted to Rwanda by the Rwanda Development Board (RBD) India representative Clarence Fernandes. A.N Chaudhary Medical Services’ Amar Chaudhary said that the firm would focus on providing health services in rural areas of the country “in order to make Rwanda a self-sufficient country.” Chaudhary was part of the 22-man delegation from India who attended the ‘Rwanda Calling 2014’ International Business Forum that showcased investment opportunities in the country at the Kigali Serena Hotel. The ‘Rwanda Calling’ initiative that is being promoted by RDB aims at attracting investors from across the world to Rwanda. Yogendra Yadav, a forensic services manager at Lab Systems, said they will support the fight against Internet and mobile phone crimes. “Rwanda and the region at large don’t have any facilities to document forensic evidence of such crimes that would help in administration of justice,” he explained. Varun Gupta, a business development officer at Mahatma Gandhi University, said they will establish a branch of the university in Kigali. “When we start operations, our students will be able to benefit from the rich university exchange programmes with our two Indian and US-based campuses to acquire hands-on skills,” he said. Last year, Rohan Developers Pvt Ltd, a Mehta Group company based in India, announced plans to inject billions of dollars in the real estate industry. Also, government last year signed a $371m (about Rwf241b) energy agreement with Indian-based company, Punj Lloyd, to generate 100MW from peat energy in the Eastern Province. Indian, Zim companies open shop in Rwanda Some studies propose that India has executed better than China in terms of hiring local Africans for their commercial ventures historic reliance on Western donors, which tie the hands of African policy-makers. During the recent visit of H.E. Mr. Debnath Shaw, High Commissioner of India to Tanzania this topic was also debated at a conference organized by a leading chamber of India. An executive said “India, as a country, as manpower goes for services and assistance unlike China which goes for investment analyzing resources and its exploitation. We have a long list of Indian players who are active on the African fields. One of those zones is agribusiness. India has specific acquaintance of a variety of capacities that Africa would gain from tapping into to aid address its food security challenges, counting small-farm mechanization. Indian investment in agriculture also has the potential to directly lift production. Another sector in which Africa could predominantly gain from support with India is in its flourishing ICT sector. Furthermore, India’s Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme is a predominantly valuable framework in which ICT skills transfer can take place. The ITEC programme has been under way since 1964, directing on training, specific projects, deputation of Indian experts abroad, study tours and donating of equipment – for example, ITEC has provided 1,350 Ghanaians with training in India. Across the continent, the programme is proving beneficial in a range of areas that have a predominantly encouraging viewpoint in Africa. A programme called The Local Enterprise and Skills Development Programme (LESDEP), is a specialized employment creation programme that seeks to provide the requisite skills, tools and training for the youth which eventually renders them self-employed and self – sufficient. Since its inception, LESDEP has created a staggering number of 2 lakhs direct and indirect jobs with a good number of youth benefiting in diverse ways across Africa from the programme. Information Communication and Technology is another area that could be of definite aid to Africa through online education. India is a world leader in this field, alongside countries like the United States, and the industry is predictable to be worth $1 billion by the end of the decade. In Africa the call for added education and the rapid development in Internet penetration attached with the absence of skilled teachers and training set-up means that the conditions are perfect for large-scale evolution of Internet-based courses. It is domineering that India has a long history of economic bonds with the African continent, which has given rise to the fruition of a noteworthy Indian diaspora, which should be documented in any economic analysis of India-Africa relations. Nevertheless, some experts claim that the significance of the diaspora in outlining economic ties will be Throughout Africa - at building sites, on the street, and at ports and airports - the Indian presence is growing. partial in the future. In a nutshell, India’s economic partnership with African countries has been vibrant, encircling beyond trade and investment to technology transfers, knowledge sharing, and skills development. The economic associations should be drew closer on its own terms, and its exclusivity should be documented. We are happy to see more investors trusting Tunisia and participating to the success of our democratic transition. This trust we owe it first to the Tunisian people’s resilience and aspiration to live in a corruption-free environment. Over the years, India the African countries have not only intensified bilateral economic exchanges, but have also worked closely to address major global issues like food security, adoption of clean technology, etc. MONDAY | JUNE 02, 2014
  • 7. TRAVELtourism 07 Z ambia,alongwithitsneighborZimbabwe, is home to the splendid Victoria Falls, styled as “The Smoke that Thunders” and more lately known as curtain of falling water. The falls are one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world, flowing from the Zambezi River. Its columns of spray billowing into the air can be seen from far away, and on the contrary side of the falls is another sheer wall of basalt, rising to the same height and enclosed in a mist-soaked rain forest. A track along the edge of this forest provides one an almighty view to last a lifetime. Some of the best visions are from Livingstone Island where visitors can take an exciting swim in a natural rock pool on the edge of the falls Devil’s Pool. Other events at the falls comprise scenic flights above the waterfalls; water activities such as white- water rafting, river boarding, kayaking, and jet boating; abseiling and high-wire; river cruises and canoeing; as well as elephant rides, walking with lions, horse riding, and game drives in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Added striking parks that are must-visits embrace the South Luangwa National Park that some doyens have christened one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The concentrations of game around the Luangwa River and its lagoons are among the highest found anywhere in Africa, and the park is well-known for its seclusion and natural exquisiteness. The now illustrious “walking safari” initiated here in the early 1950s and is still one of the premium means to practice this pristine wilderness first-hand. And the beauty of the Lower Zambezi National Park lies in its state of absolute wilderness. Situated opposite the Mana Pools Reserve in Zimbabwe, the entire area on both sides of the river is a massive wildlife sanctuary. Curtain of Falling Water ZAMBIA Canoeing trips are untaken by the lodges, and river guides will take visitors down remote channels between the islands for exciting, close-up encounters with the hippos and elephants. Turning out the natural beauty to be discovered in Zambia is the largest man- made dam in Africa formed at Lake Kariba. The lake is a playground for all kinds of boating and water sports, and appeals vast quantities of game. Fortified with marinas, an airport and a harbor, the lake is fast becoming a tremendously popular resort destination with well-established extravagance lodges and hotels, self-catering chalets and campsites, houseboat holidays. mONDAY | JUNE 02, 2014
  • 8. TALKINGTECHNOLOGY08 M ineral Lick blocks are recommended in salt deficiency cases. Major content of lick is Sodium Chloride which is most essential electrolyte. It also contains trace minerals like Iron, Copper, Cobalt and Iodine. These blocks are supposed to be hanged in front of animals by inserting rope in the hole of lick. Mineral blocks are very important to the health and performance of all livestock. Deficiency of salt leads to muscle cramps, decreased feed intake, licking and chewing various objects such as plastics, chappal etc. The lick is supposed to be hanged in front of animals by inserting rope in the hole of lick as shown in the picture. By research we can say that, animals has instinct to find there own food to cure there deficiency. The normal sodium chloride level in animals is near about 139mEq/lt and when it falls below 135mEq/ lt then that animal starts licking the cattle lick. Mineral licks are very important to the health and performance of all livestock. Without essential vitamins and minerals, major health problems arise that could've been avoided by supplementing animals with loose mineral or a salt block. Salt deficiencies is more troublesome in cattle, as they alwaysneedsalteverydayfor:(Na) osmotic pressure maintenance, acid-base balance, body-fluid balance, nerve transmission and active transport of amino acids, as well as cellular uptake of glucose carrier protein, and Na, as a part of salt, is a major cation of extracellular fluid and provides the majority of alkaline reserve in plasma. Chlorine is necessary for activation of amylase, formation of gastric HCl acid, and is involved in respiration and regulation of blood pH. Deficiency of salt include muscle cramps, rough coat, decreased feed intake, licking and chewing various objects, as well as decreased production. Dairy cows get hit the hardest first with salt deficiency, and may collapse and die if they have been salt deficient for a long period of time. Salt acts on thermoregulatory center situated in hypothalamus. So it helps in maintaining the temperature of animal to optimum level. It also helps to maintain the osmotic pressure inside and outside of the cell membrane. So as to absorb the nutrients into the cell and it energizes the animal. We at Rajan Healthcare can also make the lick as per customer requirement e.g. if you want it in different shape, size, and colors or if you want to add any other ingredients other than following, we can also provide this under your brand name too for marketing. Contents Sodium Chloride : 80.00% Iron : 00.13% Iodine : 00.003% Copper : 00.035% Manganese : 00.20% Cobalt : 00.002% Availability: 1Kg, 2Kg, 5Kg, 10Kg, 20Kg Contact for further details: Rajan Healthcare rajanpharma43@gmail.com To book your Advertisement please email to ads@indoafricatimes.com or call at +91 8130796166 SALT BLOCKS: Improving The Performance of Livestock MONDAY | JUNE 02, 2014
  • 9. TRYSOMETHINGNEW 09 Ingredients • Corn cobs (tender):- 2 • Beaten curds:- 1 cup • Green chilies:- 4 • Garam masala:- ½ tsp • Ginger piece:- 1 inch • Cumin powder:- 1 tsp • Cumin seeds:- 1 tsp • Salt:- To taste • Chili powder:- To taste • Turmeric powder:- ½ tsp • Coriander leaves:- Few springs • Oil:- 3 tbsp • Water:- 1 cup Tools: • Spatula • Deep bottomed pan • Serving bowl Curd and corn curry is a delicious recipe which you can serve with roti or steamed rice. Professional Beauty Mumbai Professional Beauty Mumbai is a 2 days event which is being held from 2nd June to the 3rd June 2014 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, India. This event showcases products like related to hair, skin, makeup, nails, and furniture etc. in the Cosmetics and Beauty Products, Fashion Accessories industries. Date: 02-03 Jun 2014 Venue: Bombay Convention Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Mumbai, India Educatus Expo Muzaffarpur Educatus Expo Muzaffarpur is a 2 day event being held from 4th June to the 5th June 2014 at the Hotel Park Muzaffarpur in Muzaffarpur, India. This event showcases products like Engineering Colleges, Management Colleges, Medical Colleges, Banks and more etc. in the Education Training industry. Date: 04-05 Jun 2014 Venue: Hotel Park Muzaffarpur, Muzaffarpur, India The Lifestyle Show Chennai The Lifestyle Show Chennai is a 5 day event being held from 5th June to the 9th June 2014 at the Chennai Trade Centre in Chennai, India. This event showcases products like automobiles, electronic items, lighting products, furniture, home accessories and much more etc. in the Apparel Clothing, Industrial Products, Fashion Accessories industries. Date: 05-09 Jun 2014 Venue: Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India Prompt Property Festival Prompt Property Festival provides unique opportunity to meet the leading Builders Flat Promoters to develop partnerships and obtain the latest trends in the property market. It will be held at Chennai Trade Convention Centre, India being organized by Prompt Publications. Date: 06-08 Jun 2014 Venue: Chennai Trade Convention Centre, Chennai, India INTEC INTEC is one of the leading industrial equipments and machinery sector trade shows in India. The event places prime importance on highlighting all the latest technological advancements and sophisticated innovations related to this sector. Informative business conferences and technical seminars are organized regularly during this five day event, which is hosted at the Coimbatore Trade Fair Complex. Eminent industry specialists and business policy makers are present here as well and profitable brand building strategies are also discussed at the show. Date: 06-10 Jun 2014 Venue: CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex, Coimbatore, India Times Education Boutique – Noida Times Education Boutique - Noida is a 2 day event being held from 7th June to the 8th June 2014 at the Noida Expo Centre in Noida, India. This event showcases products like enhancing your business prospects and help you in promoting your institution on a big measure, issues related to admissions, results and performance, potential interests etc etc. in the Education Training industry. Date: 07-08 Jun 2014 Venue: Expo Centre Noida, Noida, India upcoming Success springs from calmness of the mind. It is a cold iron which cuts and bends hot iron. THOUGHT OF THE WEEK Curd and Corn Curry Indian Cuisine 1. I need some information मुझे कुछ जानकारी चािहए| 2. When the film will begin? िफलम कब शुर होगी? 3. I’m going to library. मैं पुसतकालय जा रहा हूँ। 4. Please book my ticket. कृपया मेरी िटकट बुक करें। 5. Please donate for this noble cause. कृपया इस उततम काय के िलए दान करें। Handy Hindi Prepration Method 1. In a processor, grind chilies and ginger together. 2. Take curd and water in a bowl and beat it till it becomes smooth. 3. Finely grate the corn. 4. Heat 3 tbsp. of oil in a pan and put cumin seeds. 5. Add corn and stir-fry for five minutes. 6. Mix ginger paste, all the spices and salt in it. Combine well and cook. 7. Put curd in it and cook covered till the corn gets completely cooked. Then switch off the heat. picture of the week Healthy reasons to eat KIWI The Honorable panel at the podium (From L-R): H.E. Ms. Gennet Zewide, Mr. Dinkar Khullar, Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs, H.E. Mr. François BALUMUENE and H.E. 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  • 10. THEFASHIONISTAS10 The fourth edition of the Ghana Meets Naija concert was held at the Accra International Conference centre with over 10 artists gracing the stage from Nigeria and Ghana. Tickets were sold out days before the concert explaining the huge attendance at the auditorium which seats 1600 people, yet teeming fans had to be part of the experience from the aisles due to inadequate seats. The amalgamation of popular music from the two familial nations with so much rivalry opened by Mz Vee and AK Songstress with a splendid dancehall performance reassuring the industry of a bright future for the music genre especially with the involvement of women. The stage was illuminating with beautiful designs notably a replica of Ghana's Independence Arch with the black star on top. Double, gave a short performance which ushered in DJ Black, the headline DJ for the night as Nii Ayi Tagoe held the fort at the forecourt of the auditorium concurrently. The MC for the night, actor Chris Attoh, in the midst of beautiful ladies took charge while dispelling a connotation of competition between the two countries emphasizing the objective of the concert which is for the love of music. Guru took the stage with a rousing applause and sing-along as he introduced Lil Win who was ushered onto the stage by macho men while performing his part of their popular Azonto Boys song. They rocked the night especially Lil Win who couldn't help it but dance his heart out. Selebobo from Nigeria opened for the Nigerian acts with his track, Yoyo, getting the crowd off their seats. He finally sang a piece of his new song Selfie which should gain the attention of VVIP. Wizboyy got the Wizolingo going as the party mood was set. DJ Spin from Nigeria and DJ Solo from Ghana locked horns on the turntables as the crowd got a taste of both nations. The mood was charged when Edem surprisingly joined the bill and performed his new song Koene after Castro had taken over the stage with his songs from the past to present. The 'Limpopo' man, Kcee took his turn creating a rapport with the audience gaining a positive response. He worked the crowd Ghana music reigned at Ghana meets Naija Big Brother Africa L ast year’s winner, Dillish Pearl Mathews from Namibia took home $300,000 (about Rwf207 million) as prize money. Rwandans will feature in this year’s Big Brother Africa, a reality television show, for the first time since its inception 11 years ago. Rwanda replaced Angola among the participating countries, joining seasonal participants Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Each country provides a contestant2014 to live in an isolated House while trying to avoid being evicted by viewers and ultimately winning a cash prize. This will be the nineth edition of the show. The basis of the show is a group of people, termed as ‘housemates,’ living together in a specially constructed large house. During their time in the House, they are completely isolated from the outside world, meaning they have no access to phones, computers and other such gadgets; the only electronic appliances are for games or for occasional television whose channels are set on default. The contestants are continuously monitored by in-house television cameras as well as personal audio microphones during their stay. Each series lasts 96 days. At regular intervals, the housemates privately nominate a number of fellow housemates whom they wish evicted from the House. The housemates with the most nominations are then announced, and the public votes online or via SMS for whom they would like to save. Last year’s winner, Dillish Pearl Mathews from Namibia took home $300,000 (about Rwf207 million) as prize money. Other than the cash prize, winners and contestants get a chance of joining the entertainment industry in various capacities such as TV presenters, radio hosts among others. National carrier RwandAir was among the sponsors of the last edition. Entries are only open to persons over the age of 21, who are citizens of one of the participating countries; must have a valid passport and they have to be fluent in English. New Times to a dance marathon including a short dance competition he organised on stage rewarding the winner $200 in between his performance. Then came the arguably best rapper in Ghana, Sarkodie who literally added heat to the already warmauditoriumastheaudience got ecstatic. A lady fan jumped onto the stage, as he performed with Castro, just to touch his feet to which he gave her a hug that almost got her collapsed to the ground in emotions. Sarkodie got emotional but wiped his face and the music continued. The excitement was so intense during Sarkodie's performance that it got Bola Ray, CEO of organisers, Empire Entertainment, to shower him and his DJ with money during his performance as a display of appreciation. The concert got to another level of hyper when Sarkodie performed Adonai with Castro. Symbolically, Castro passed a basket around to the audience for offertory as expressed in the song, surprisingly the audience responded to it and dropped money into the basket which was later showered on Sarkodie by a fan. The final act from Nigeria was Davido who had his song, Aye, sang back-to-back by a seemingly worn-out crowd. The concert came to an end with the final act, Shatta Wale who was ushered onto the stage with a very formidable security team made up of over a dozen military personnel, private security men in uniforms, personal bodyguards and a huge entourage with four huge dangerous looking guard dogs. This year's Ghana meets Naija concert organized by Empire Entertainment would go into the history books as one of the best shows ever organized in Ghana. Modern Ghana Rwanda to Participate in MONDAY | JUNE 02, 2014
  • 11. SPORTS2WATCH 11 Promising youngster Jean Pierre Cyiza has won Rwanda’s first bronze medal at the ongoing 2014 Africa Youth Games in Botswana. Cyiza clinched bronze after failing to qualify to the finals as he lost to South Africa’s Fuzile Azinga 2-1 in the semifinals at Botho University. The Inkuba club-based boxer had inexperience to blame as he lost the first round 9-10. He bounced back to win the second round 10-9 before losing the final round 9-10. In boxing, all losing semifinalists are awarded bronze Newly appointed Amavubi Stars head coach Stephen Constantine is fourth on the list of the highest paid Rwanda national team coaches with a monthly salary of $11,000 (about Rwf 7.6m), Times Sport has established. The Englishman is behind Ghanaian Sellas Tetteh, who was receiving $20, 000 (about Rwf13.8m) between 2010 and 2011 same as Serbian Branko Tucak (2008-2009) and Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, who was picking $16, 000 (approx. Rwf11m) per month from 2011- 2013. Amavubi Stars most immediate former coach Eric Nshimiyimana was getting Rwf4 million from March 2013 until this month when he was replaced by Constantine. On top of the monthly salary and other benefits, Constantine, Eleven runners for 2014 Commonwealth Games Boxer Cyiza wins bronze for Rwanda Constantine is fourth highest earning Amavubi head coach medals unlike in some sports disciplines where they first have to battle for a third-place win. “We are happy for the bronze medal position. Cyiza has been in good shape and this achievement is due to hard work and commitment,” head Coach Gashugi Kananura told Times Sport after the match. Kananura described Cyiza as a promising boxer adding that, he would have won a gold medal if he had engaged in international warm-up matches before coming to Botswana. “It’s just lack of experience that denied him passage to the finals,” Kananura added. Gashugi said that Cyiza’s opponent has more exposure and experience in international competitions. When asked about his performance, Cyiza said, “My mission was to win gold but a single mistake cost me reaching the final. I am happy for the medal won and I will continue to work even harder if given any other opportunity to represent my country again. ” En route to the semifinal, Cyiza got a bye from the first round into the quarters. In the quarter final, he beat Mnell Mkambule from Swaziland. Marathon 10,000m 5,000m 8oom Men Disi Dieudonne, Jean Pierre Mvuyekure Eric Sebahire, Syliaque Ndayikengurukiye, Felicien Muhitira Pontien Ntawuyirushintege Emmanuel Ntakiyimana, Thimothee Bagina Women Epiphanie Nyirabarame Claudette Mukasakindi, Clementine Mukandanga R wanda Athletics Federation has selected eleven athletes in different categories to represent the country at the 20th Commonwealth Games scheduled for July 23 to August 3 in Glasgow, Scotland. Sprint runners will not be represented on the team because none of them managed to attain the minimum required times, according to the federation technical director, Jean Pierre Ndacyayisenga. “The eleven selected runners have already started individual preparations and training from different places and we hope they will represent the country well,” the officials told Times Sport. He noted that the federation is confident the selected athletes can do a good job in Glasgow. The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are set to attract over 6,500 athletes and officials from 71 nations and territories competing in 17 sports disciplines during the 11-day world class event. New times 51 will be receiving $2000 (about Rwf1.4m) for every international match he wins including World Cup qualifiers, Africa Nations Cup qualifiers as well as Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup. He signed a two-year contract until May 2016. The former coach of Malawi, Sudan, India and Cyprus will earn $1000 (About Rwf0.69m) for each warm-up game he wins in addition to a personal car to facilitate his movements. Constantine, who began his work last week, will make his debut in the Amavubi dugout this weekend when Rwanda host Libya in the first round return leg of the 2015 Africa Nations Cup qualifiers. The first leg ended in a goalless draw last weekend in the Tunisian capital Tunis. New Times Stephen Constantine, Head Coach of Amavubi Stars  Jean Pierre Cyiza  mONDAY | JUNE 02, 2014
  • 12. ENCOUNTER WITH EDITOR12 How was your experience at the 10th CII EXIM Bank Conclave? At the outset, I would like to tell you that this is my first visit to India and my experience is quite good. I feel proud revealing that Somalia is very much appreciative of India’s role in post conflict recovery, growth and economic development of Somalia. I truly anticipate that this conclave will prove to be a boom for Somalia, for its structural growth and development. No doubt, this imperative platform provides a base for us to acknowledge how much India has achieved in its different sectors. Brief us on the fruitful meetings you have had with Indian business community. I had a couple of meetings with whom the talks are ongoing. I could very well judge from these meetings concerning the progress and implementation of Indian businesses in Africa. We are aware of the operations of Indian businesses in our neighboring countries like Ethiopia, Djibouti and Rwanda. Somalia also looks for India’s expertise to get amalgamated with the resources, manpower and infrastructure of Somalia. Furthermore, Somalia needs India’s experience for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of its infrastructure and industries destroyed in civic strife. Which are the specific sectors of your country where investment would yield sugary fruits to the investors? Somalia has many opportunities in store for investors, all we want is assistance and experience. The major productive sectors are agriculture, livestock and fisheries. India is aware of the fact that we have a coast of over 3,000 km and it’s the longest coast in Africa. If this is utilized properly, India could play a very substantial role in building the coastal infrastructure, encouraging manpower to engage in distinct sectors and contribute in the growth of Somalia. What are the challenges faced by Somalia at present and how do you foresee the assistance of India in overcoming these challenges? One of the major challenges is security in Somalia as it has been witnessed that Somalians are intimidated and recruited as the members of terrorist groups that we have in Somalia. And, I would like to put some stress that India can help in bringing stability in our country through its vivacious endeavors of job creation. It’s actually imperative to highlight the charisma of Indocorp India which has created more jobs for African countries. How secure and peaceful is Somalia? I agree that majority of investors are really concerned about security in Somalia, but insecurity is partly due to lack of employment, structural poverty which we have in Somalia. I think by encouraging Indian investors to come to Somalia, there will be an opportunity for our youth to get jobs. It’s actually a very critical issue, the issue of unemployment. How the government is battling this issue? Yes it’s a very critical issue. Job generation can actually help reduce insecurities and challenges being faced by the country. It can intensify the stability in Somalia, and also encourage investors to come in and invest in Somalia. Government is working hard to overcome this issue. What are the major exports and imports of the country? Our major export goods are livestock, bananas, hides, fish, scrap metal and the imported goods are manufactured products, petroleum products, foodstuffs, and construction material. Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. This country is largely grounded on livestock, remittance/money transfer companies, and telecommunications. Agriculture is the most imperative sector with livestock typically accounting for about 40% of GDP and more than 50% of export earnings. In an exclusive interview to Kanchi Batra, Sub-Editor, Indo Africa Times the Minister asserted his distinct fondness for the Indian companies to come and work in Somalia. Owner / Publisher / Editor: Mr. Kirit Sobti from 3rd Floor, Plot No. 3, Block PSP-IV, Service Centre Opp. Sector-11 (Extn.), Rohini, Delhi-85 Printed at LIPEE SCAN PVT. LTD. 89 DSIDC SHED Okhala Phase 1, New Delhi ‘ExplorethemostEmergingmarketintheGlobe’ June 23-25, 2014 Kenyatta International Conference Center,Nairobi,Kenya International Exhibition and Conference FOR MORE DETAILS, PLEASE CONTACT RADEECAL COMMUNICATIONS Ph.+91-79-26401101,26401102,26401103 Mobile.+91 9173826807 Email:mktg@radeecal.in;sales@radeecal.in BOOKYOUR STALL NOW VISITORS PROFILE MEDIA PARTNERS Read to Succeed Agents Distributors | Bankers | Educationalist Students | Farm Contractors | Progressive Farmers | Govt. Authorities | Importers Exporters | Trade Industry Trade Media | Investors Entrepreneurs | Consultants | Scientists | Technologists | Transport Logistic Experts ORGANIZED BY www.agritecafrica.com SUPPORTED BY CONCURRENT SHOW Hon. Buri M. Hamza Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Somalia  Somalia needs India’s experience for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of its infrastructure I would like to put some stress that India can help in bringing stability in our country through its vivacious endeavors of job creation. It’s actually imperative to highlight the charisma of Indocorp India which has created more jobs for African countries MONDAY | JUNE 02, 2014