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Opportunities for Singapore business at the frontier of fintech in Africa.
We look at the impact investments between Africa and Singapore. Bridget Shoo, Regional Director of Southern Africa at Enterprise Singapore shared about growth in trade between Singapore and Africa.
Singapore Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam's speech at the Kofi A. Annan Eminent Speakers Lecture at the African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan.
Singapore's Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam spoke on “Inclusive Growth: Learning from Experience, Partnering for the Future” and “How Africa and Asia can work together for broad-based prosperity”
Mr. Shanmugaratnam commended Africa's diverse economic potential and noted that with the right policies and linkages, Africa can become an indispensable global economic hub.Additionally, Mr. Shanmugaratnam outlined five strategies to underpin Africa’s transformation drive and efforts to build inclusive growth.
Source: African Development Bank Group
Olam’s global teams are on the frontline in the communities where we operate. Olam is working with their partners and government authorities to support to global fight against COVID and have committed over US$5.7 million of in-kind and financial aid to date.
More than a month into the COVID-19 outbreak, Senegal recorded just 2 deaths with majority of its patients recovered, the highest rate of recovery among African nations. Using its experience in dealing with AIDS and Ebola, Senegal researchers are developing a $1 COVID-19 testing kit and using 3D printing technology to produce ventilators at just a fraction of its usual cost, in its efforts to fight against the devastating virus.
In Rwanda, they call her "Madame Poulet du Singapur" (Chicken Madam from Singapore). How does Lam Shumei, a young Singaporean lady with zero farming experience, make chicken meat more accessible and affordable for the small African nation still remembered for the genocide of 1994?