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KEEPING THE PEACE: INDIAN TROOPS IN U.N. PEACE MISSIONS
Ranjit Kumar chronicles the contribution of Indian troops in U.N. peace-keeping operations in various conflict zones in Africa and evokes the rich harvest of goodwill they reap for themselves and their country.
A destroyed tank on the front between Ethiopia and Eritrea
40 AFRICAN SOLUTIONS: Globalisation and crisis of democracy in Africa
Jamal M. Moosa argues that democratic ethos is not alien to Africa and analyses the impact of globalisation on various experiments with democratic processes in the continent.
36 IN CONVERSATION: Wangari Muta Maathai
NEIGHBOURS: ETHIOPIA- ERITREA TIES: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
M. Venkataraman analyses the transformation of Eritrea-Ethiopia ties from one of harmony and mutual gains to hostility and conflict, and the prospects of resolving the border row between the two neighbours.
The iconic Kenyan environmentalist –– the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize for Peace –– speaks about her passion for a clean environment, the emerging breed of new leaders in Africa and her impression of India.
62 BILATERAL RELATIONS: India and Zambia: Growing trade ties
Kamini Krishna looks at the genesis of Indo-Zambian ties and the evolution of this relationship into one involving economic growth and development in the two countries.
70 BOOKS & IDEAS 74 DOCUMENTS INCREDIBLE INDIA: ENCHANTING NAGALAND
The state of Nagaland, in India’s northeast, is an unexplored paradise that offers breathtaking scenery, exotic flora and fauna, a “laid-back” environment and the inherent hospitality of the Naga people. It is a place where you can put the brakes on, recharge your energy, feel good about yourself, go back to basics and learn to appreciate life and Mother Nature.
February 2007-April 2007