The meeting is an ambitious attempt to strike up a new partnership with Africa, one that the Indian government says will be based on ‘mutual benefit’.

But India has a long way to catch up to China.

The value of trade between India and Africa has almost tripled since 2006, to around $70bn a year. That’s far behind China’s trade with Africa which topped $222bn last year.

So, is New Delhi offering Africa something different?

And how much of a threat is it to China’s dominance in the continent?

Presenter: Kamahl Santamaria

Guests:

Amadou Sy – Director of the Africa Growth Initiative.

Marcus Courage – CEO of Africa Practice, a Strategy and Communications Consultancy.

Sreeram Chaulia – Executive Director of the Centre for Global Governance and Policy.

Source: Al Jazeera