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.
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LNG-to-Power IPP Procurement Programme Information Memorandum released
The memo describes the scope of the LNG-to-power IPP Programme for prospective and interested bidders and highlights the opportunities the programme presents to the bidders and to the South African economy.
Angola beckons foreign investment
Angola’s ratification of the New York Convention is an invitation to foreign investors to start spending in the oil rich country struggling to maintain its balance sheet.
Compounding fears: Kenya’s controversial interest-rate cap on bank loans becomes law
On 14 September, Uhuru Kenyatta’s Kenyan government shocked the banking industry by passing the Banking (Amendment) Act 2016.
Ghanaian Real Estate: Opportunity for Growth in the Construction Industry
The residential construction industry in Ghana is a market with huge potential for growth. The population increases by around 565,000 people every year, bringing a corresponding need for more housing.
Zimbabwe to issue new bond notes to bolster liquidity
The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), Dr Mangudya announced on the 15 September 2016, that “bond notes” will be issued by the end of October.
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.
The changing face of rail in South Africa
The role that rail transport plays in the movement of both people and freight in South Africa is undergoing significant change in the face of increased demand.
Part 2 How should international investors deal with dispute resolution issues in Ethiopia: the practical considerations
Investors are currently negotiating with the government of Ethiopia to establish acceptable dispute resolution procedures to govern disputes that might arise in the context of the significant infrastructure.
Part 1 How should international investors deal with dispute resolution issues in Ethiopia: the Background
Ethiopia is currently high on the investment agenda. At the Global African Investment Summit in London in December 2015, it was highlighted as one of the models for development in Africa.