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Singapore ramps up strategic investment in Africa

City-state's understanding of niche frontiers can show other rich nations the way

| Singapore
Mist shrouds the Simandou mountains in Beyla, Guinea, in June 2014: Singapore-based shipping giant Winning Shipping was part of the winning $14 billion consortium that began developing Guinea's Simandou iron ore deposit.   © Reuters

Lauren A. Johnston is visiting senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide. She is founder and managing director of New South Economics.

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