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May 5, 2020
Companies worldwide are, or will inevitably be, affected in the short and medium-term by the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19). Decline in commodity prices due to the falling demand in China, travel restrictions ...
April 6, 2020
On February 7, 2020 the Zimbabwe Government gazetted the long-awaited Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency Act (Chapter 14;37). The new law comes in against the backdrop of promoting the ease of doing business in the country ...
March 10, 2020
As if mining by its very nature is not difficult enough from a technical, financial, environmental and labour point of view ...
February 4, 2020
Akinwumi Adesina is not a name most people in Africa would recognise, yet it belongs to a man who is, arguably, doing the most to haul the continent out of a rut of underdevelopment and improve the lives of its people ...
December 2, 2019
The Cayman Islands has often been referred to pejoratively as a “secrecy jurisdiction”. The two main supports for the secrecy allegation were on the one hand the existence of “secrecy” legislation, The Confidential Relationship Preservation Law (CRPL) dating back to the 1970s ...
December 2, 2019
The African Development Bank that it is making a surprise policy turn away from fossil-fuel investment and ploughing a new renewable energy path ...
October 30, 2019
Obstacles to faster development of green energy abound everywhere, but the trend is clear and the momentum unstoppable.
September 18, 2019
Recent reports from three respected international organisations sketch a relatively upbeat picture of economic prospects in the west African state of Guinea ...
August 2, 2019
Promoting “indigenisation” in the Nigerian economy was the subject of a recent Lex Africa seminar, which asked how foreign investors were forging partnerships with local players, using local content and local manufacturing capacity and transferring valuable work skills ...
June 26, 2019
In line with the national push for a more structured approach to increasing local content and participation, the Regulations came into force on December 22, 2017 ...
May 23, 2019
On April 2 the Gambia’s parliament wrote itself into modern African history when it ratified the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) ...
April 17, 2019
Recently, Zimbabwe, a member of the WTO since 1995, ratified the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) becoming the 139th WTO Member State to ratify this Agreement ...
March 13, 2019
Africa is sometimes described as the “last frontier” of competition law because many African countries have only recently adopted modern competition laws ...
February 8, 2019
By far the most significant headline-grabbing development in 2017 and 2018 relates to the stunning rise of blockchain ...
December 20, 2018
In a bid to ensure proper licensing, regulation, monitoring and supervision of microfinance business in Tanzania, the Minister for Finance has issued a draft Bill on Microfinance to be tabled in the National Assembly very soon ...