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20 February 2018
Single African Air Transport Market: the Benchmark for African Economic Integration

Single African Air Transport Market: the Benchmark for African Economic Integration

The headline news at the African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa last month (January 2018) was the announcement of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), with 23 countries...

16 January 2018
Zimbabwe- Where to now?

Zimbabwe- Where to now?

  Zimbabwe’s unexpected revolution in November 2017 took just a few weeks. As citizens wearily braced themselves for Robert Mugabe, 93, to serve yet another five-year term in power from 2018...

09 November 2017
Industry 4.0 - Is Africa Ready for the March of the Robots?

Industry 4.0 - Is Africa Ready for the March of the Robots?

The world is on a relentless race for the adoption of the latest technology. The truth of the matter is that if Africa does not foster the right environment for...

09 November 2017
Exporting to Nigeria: Tips and insights

Exporting to Nigeria: Tips and insights

Nigeria is still, by a slim margin, the biggest economy in Africa, despite the economic woes of the past two years. A population of anything between 180 million to 200...

09 November 2017
My vision for the African Continent: A Dutch Perspective

My vision for the African Continent: A Dutch Perspective

The African continent is one of many opportunities. However, due to many internal issues, it cannot flourish on its own without the help of foreign countries. Due to frequent instances of...

03 November 2017
Nigeria and South Africa affecting the overall perception of investors towards Africa

Nigeria and South Africa affecting the overall perception of investors towards Africa

In its World Economic Outlook released in early October 2017, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) seems to be more optimistic about the global economy, but there are still many risks...

03 November 2017
Southern Africa is losing its economic edge

Southern Africa is losing its economic edge

Regional economic integration isn’t working and changing that should be a priority. 

02 November 2017
New links to Indian Ocean Rim can bolster Africa’s blue economy

New links to Indian Ocean Rim can bolster Africa’s blue economy

South Africa can facilitate investment and development of Africa’s nascent ocean economies. 

01 November 2017
How Namibia can realise its vast development potential

How Namibia can realise its vast development potential

Policy trade-offs can translate Namibia’s endowment of natural resources into a real success story.

26 October 2017
S'pore FTA in Africa a question of 'when', not 'if'

S'pore FTA in Africa a question of 'when', not 'if'

Summary: A Singaporean Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Africa may be possible soon, and the benefits could be significant if the risks and opportunities are understood. Technical assistance could be...

26 October 2017
Additive manufacturing: Implications for African economies

Additive manufacturing: Implications for African economies

Global trade, the merchandise exports component of which was about US$15.5tn in 2016, according to World Trade Organisation (WTO) data, is expected to shrink by at least half over the...

25 October 2017
An Analysis of the 2017 Kenyan Election and its Potential Impact on Growth and Investor Confidence

An Analysis of the 2017 Kenyan Election and its Potential Impact on Growth and Investor Confidence

The Importance of the Kenyan Elections for Kenya and East Africa General elections were held in Kenya on 8 August 2017 to elect the President, members of Parliament and devolved governments....

29 September 2017
Connecting Africa’s ships, ports and people

Connecting Africa’s ships, ports and people

Maritime trade is Africa’s lifeblood, but the continent is yet to reap the benefits.

22 September 2017
After a disastrous 16/17 season, West Africa grapples with how to maximize value from its cocoa crop

After a disastrous 16/17 season, West Africa grapples with how to maximize value from its cocoa crop

West Africa, the world’s leading cocoa producer, is grappling with the aftermath of a disastrous 2016/17 cocoa season. Over the last year, international cocoa prices have collapsed by one-third to...

07 September 2017
Research: Tackling the energy crisis in Nigeria – a case for solar

Research: Tackling the energy crisis in Nigeria – a case for solar

Electricity generation and distribution in Nigeria remains erratic. Only 50% of the population have access to electricity, and more than 90 million Nigerians – about the population of Singapore, Malaysia...

07 September 2017
Research: Unpacking Nigeria’s agriculture opportunities

Research: Unpacking Nigeria’s agriculture opportunities

Growth in the urban population of Africa can potentially lead to a US$1tn regional market for African producers by 2030. Agriculture and food processing are vital for creating this $1tn...

Latest Events

  • Just like its previous years, The African Challenge Business Model Competition 2018 will be kicking off this April. The NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies is delighted to invite the undergraduate business students of Singapore to participate in the third African Challenge Business Model Competition 2018 to develop a business model and plan for a new business opportunity in Africa.

    The winners will get to enjoy an all expenses paid trip to Africa, sponsored by Olam, to visit actual startups and have meetings with networks of entrepreneurs, and to also enjoy the rich African culture.

  • Developing a supply chain system is key for any business. Not only do businesses have to obtain supplies from factories and warehouses, but they have to ensure the safe and efficient distribution to their customers both retailers and consumers. In Africa, this is crucial.

    Mr Petros Zenieris, Owner of The Business Criterion, has extensive supply chain management experience in West Afrcia (Ghana and Nigeria) and Asia (China, Malaysia and Singapore). He currently teaches in Singapore on courses covering the field of logistics. Petros will talk about the logistics and distribution challenges facing organisations in West Africa. 

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