The long-awaited, much-promised Bill to create a new regulatory agency – the Botswana Regulatory Authority (or BERA ) - to oversee energy matters in Botswana has been passed by the Parliament of Botswana.
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The Modern Slavery Act 2015 – Do the new reporting obligations apply to you?
Certain companies incorporated in, or doing business in, Africa will be impacted by recent legislation in the UK designed to provide law enforcement agencies with stronger tools to tackle modern slavery.
Currency conundrums in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe abandoned the use of its own currency, the Zimbabwe dollar, in February 2009 and adopted a multi-currency regime.
Steam rising for African geothermal – Project Finance International
African geothermal hit the headlines in July 2015, when during President Obama's visit to Ethiopia Ethiopian Electric Power and Corbetti Geothermal signed Ethiopia’s first independent power purchase agreement.
How much is your investment worth? Using DCF in valuing mining investments in BIT arbitration
Investors in mining often structure investments to deliberately benefit from the protections of bilateral investment treaties. A key question is the value of the investment in the eyes of the arbitral tribunal.
Africa faces many hurdles in its path to agri victory: who is helping?
Africa is experiencing various hurdles in its path to becoming a world agricultural superpower. So what is being done to support the countries most affected?
Recognition of EEA bail-in rights in Africa update – amendment to UK rules
The scope of the existing PRA rules on contractual recognition is broad and in some circumstances, particularly in the trade finance context, compliance with the rules may be impracticable.
Part 2 Implications of Brexit: the possible opportunities for Africa
Brexit provides a unique opportunity for African nations to join together to leverage their position and collective bargaining power to negotiate more advantageous trade deals.
Tanzania – the new president’s budget; putting energy, infrastructure and industrialisation first
The first budget of the new President, Dr Magufuli, aims to encourage economic growth through job creation and industrialisation.
Part 1 Implications of Brexit: the possible impacts for Africa
In this environment, investors operating on the African continent are trying to answer a complex and important question: how will Brexit impact Africa?