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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...

04 September 2017
Francophone Africa’s construction industry: Seizing the opportunities

Francophone Africa’s construction industry: Seizing the opportunities

The economic growth rate in sub-Saharan Africa is projected to recover to 2.6% in 2017, following a net deceleration in 2016. According to the World Bank, the upturn in economic...

17 August 2017
The Gulf-Africa partnership: At the crossroads of internationalisation

The Gulf-Africa partnership: At the crossroads of internationalisation

As trade and investment soars between the Gulf and Africa, member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have been at the forefront of discovering and unlocking new opportunities.

17 August 2017
Post-sanctions Sudan: A unique opportunity for frontier-market investors?

Post-sanctions Sudan: A unique opportunity for frontier-market investors?

Those travelling to Sudan need to ensure they’ve downloaded all the apps they’ll require during their visit before leaving, as some popular apps are inaccessible in the northeastern African country.

11 August 2017
Why European companies need a long-term strategy in Africa

Why European companies need a long-term strategy in Africa

The history of Europe in Africa goes far back in time when the Roman Empire annihilated the ancient Carthaginian civilisation that is now Tunis, Tunisia. During the modern period, the...

10 August 2017
Cryptocurrency is the great African opportunity

Cryptocurrency is the great African opportunity

Cryptocurrencies are gradually being discovered in Africa. In countries like South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Nigeria, there is a semblance of digital currencies, primarily bitcoin, taking roots. Blockchain...

07 August 2017
Singapore–Africa: Changing Perceptions

Singapore–Africa: Changing Perceptions

Some eight years ago, trade and cultural relations between Africa and Singapore were limited to the presence of a few companies in the continent. Today, Singapore is very much a...

04 August 2017
Ethnic Politics And The 2017 Kenyan Elections

Ethnic Politics And The 2017 Kenyan Elections

Two tight opinion polls on the frontrunners of the 2017 Kenyan presidential election, just weeks prior to the 8 August vote, made it clear how potentially contentious the outcome could...

31 July 2017
Unpacking renewable energy in Africa

Unpacking renewable energy in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) president, Akinwumi Adesina, describes energy as “the lifeblood of any society and the passport to economic transformation”. As such, energy is at the top of...

26 July 2017
Macron's FrançAfrique: Old Wine in a New Bottle?

Macron's FrançAfrique: Old Wine in a New Bottle?

In May, Emmanuel Macron won decisively against Marine Le Pen to become the 25th French President, and the youngest Head of State since Napoleon Bonaparte. Against Le Pen's anti-immigration and...

17 July 2017
Doing business in rural Africa: Strategies for success

Doing business in rural Africa: Strategies for success

There are various examples of companies doing thriving business in Africa’s rural areas. Through innovative sales, marketing and distribution tactics, they are overcoming common rural challenges such as under-developed infrastructure...

14 July 2017
Case study: How this Singapore tech company built a thriving business in Africa

Case study: How this Singapore tech company built a thriving business in Africa

Singapore is the home of CrimsonLogic, an information and communication technologies (ICT) company founded in 1988. Within only six years of its creation, it was already taking its first steps...

20 June 2017
Djibouti plays the West off against the Far East

Djibouti plays the West off against the Far East

China recently established a military base in Djibouti. Little is known about the base except that it may have capacity to house up to 10 000 troops. The military base...

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