“It is essential for our common future on the planet that the marginalisation of Africa be ended and that all parts of the world be accorded equal attention and focus within our globalised world” AFRICA, A CONTINENT OF 54 COUNTRIES was once infamously relegated as ‘The Hopeless Continent’ by The Economist. Much has changed in recent years across Africa, from the strengthening of democratic governance and economic growth experienced by many African states. Such is the euphoria on Sub Saharan Africa, that even The Economist dedicated an ‘Africa Rising’ cover to the increasingly positive narrative of Sub Saharan Africa’s development trajectory. However, in as much as the positive press and euphoria is justified, Africa is diverse and the challenges that states face are reflective of such diversity. Furthermore, global power structures have also evolved, and numerous partners from across the globe are committed to include Africa as an equal partner in a multipolar global environment. Africa and India’s relations are witnessing increasing attention, due to the altered geography of power that is emerging, with Asian countries like China and India coming to the fore as aspiring global powers. The growing interest in Africa and India’s relations has extended itself to many academic publications such as Elizabeth Mawdsley and Gerard McCann’s to an equally stimulating by Fantu Cheru and Cyril Obi. The interest in Africa and India relations, are not only confined to the commercial and scholarly spheres, as the recent exhibition ‘African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean World’ tracing the historical presence of Africans in India at the Schomburg Centre in Harlem, New York and BBC’s award winning series ‘Indian Ocean with Simon Reeves’ exploring the interconnected histories of countries along the Indian Ocean. Clearly Africa and India’s relations are slowly sidling into public imagination and popular culture. Still, given there is interest on Africa and India ties, much more attention is concentrated on China and the United States role in Africa and burgeoning powers such as Brazil and Turkey who exert tenacious energy in securing their position on the continent. India in Africa: Changing Geographies of Power The Rise of China and India in Africa: Challenges, Opportunities and Critical Interventions.