Part 3: How should international investors deal with dispute resolution issues in Ethiopia: sovereign immunity
Kenya Bribery Act 2016: a precis for businesses operating in Kenya
Investor protections – are your ABC provisions robust enough?
What are the new approaches to climate finance?
Climate finance is vital to transforming the global economy to meet the challenge of climate change. It has been one of the key factors in ‘unlocking’ the climate negotiations for many years.
Financing cocoa: will 2017/18 taste sweeter?
Early last year we published a blog on Nigeria’s dollar shortages resulting from falling oil revenues and its efforts to diversify its economy. At that time, the cocoa sector appeared primed to regain its place
Protection for Foreign Investors in the DRC
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (the DRC) is one of the largest countries in sub-Saharan Africa. It is also one of the richest in natural resources, a substantial proportion of which are still untapped.
Niger - Electricity and renewable energy
Niger suffers from a weak GDP (USD 7.143 billion in 2015; around 0.01 percent of the world economy), and according to the World Bank only 14.4% of the population has access to electricity.
Former member Gabon re-joins OPEC following a 21 year absence
Oil rich Gabon in central Africa re-joined OPEC (Organisation of the Petroleum Export Countries) at the beginning of July 2016, with a view to boost its oil production.
A closer look at branch companies in OHADA
The OHADA Uniform Act relating to Commercial Companies and Economic Interest Groups was revised in 2014. Key changes included the introduction of a Société par Actions Simplifiés.
DRC Adopts New Oil and Gas Legislation
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is considered to hold considerable crude oil reserves - perhaps 6% of the entire African continent’s reserves.
Morocco – a strategic financial hub in Africa
Morocco benefits from a good strategic geographic position and political stability, especially when compared with its neighbors in North Africa and the Middle East. This makes it an attractive jurisdiction.
Djibouti: Becoming a key player in Africa
With a population of a mere 875,000 and a GDP figure of $1.58 billion, the state of Djibouti rarely makes international headlines. But things are changing.
Super senior security for new money in OHADA restructurings
Those located in the 17 OHADA jurisdictions in West and Central Africa have a new tool at their disposal: the possibility of a super secured senior position for creditors providing new money.
Masen’s NOOR solar energy projects – the achievements of Morocco’s Solar Plan
As the tender process for the NOOR PV I program reaches shortlisted bidder stage, we take a brief look at the significant achievements of Morocco’s Solar Plan.
Africa’s fastest solar project
Guardian article highlights the speed of construction of the Rwanda 8.5MW solar PV project, but the project’s success was cemented well before construction.