In keeping with Africa’s growing importance for India and its rising weight in the global economy and international politics, The Hindu has posted a correspondent, Aman Sethi, to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to cover this exciting continent for our readers.
Addis, which is also the headquarters of the African Union, will be our eleventh foreign bureau — we already have reporters in Islamabad, Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Beijing, Moscow, Dubai, Paris, London and Washington, D.C.
In the 1960s, Batuk Gathani filed regular reports for us from Nairobi and The Hindu’s last Africa correspondent was M.S. Prabhakara, who reported out of post-Apartheid South Africa for a decade till 2002.
Since then, the continent has changed, and so has India. Reporting Africa through Indian eyes means seeing not just the wars and tragedies which is all that the West sees but the hundreds of little triumphs that no one talks about. As Africa struggles to take its rightful place in the world, The Hindu will be there to report the story for you.