African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, described energy as ‘the lifeblood of any society and the passport to economic transformation’. Creating energy to light up Africa is high up on the agenda.
Inside Africa blog
Africa’s New Deal: Bankability and government support insights from the Indonesian market
In January, the African Development Bank (AfDB) launched the ‘New Deal on Energy for Africa,’ an ambitious plan to light up Africa.
Japanese infrastructure investment in Africa – can TICAD deliver?
For the first time in its 23–year history, the next Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) will be held on African soil in Kenya.
Recognition of EEA bail-in rights in Africa – amendment to UK rules
Good news for UK financial institutions doing business in Africa under local law contracts.
Inter-regional grid infrastructure development in Africa on the rise
The lack of formal grid infrastructure across the African continent has created an opportunity to develop off-grid and mini-grid solutions which can assist in bringing power to rural and isolated communities.
Zimbabwe and Indigenisation: Clarification of Government policy?
In the latter months of 2015, signals were given from Zimbabwe Government circles to the effect that Zimbabwe’s indigenisation policy, and the manner of its implementation, would be clarified in the New Year.
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.
Nigeria’s Magic Beans
Of the major African economies, Nigeria has been hit hardest by the fall in oil prices. For those who remember Nigeria’s economic pressures of the 1980s, this will feel like déjà vu.
Africa, Commodities trading and Piracy
The combination of the three words ‘Africa’, ‘commodities trading’ and ‘piracy’ would have had four years ago everybody talking about piracy off the coast of Somalia.
Successful prosecution under the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act in NSW
Safe Work New South Wales v Austral Hydroponics P/L; Safe Work New South Wales v Eang Lam  NSWDC 295. Safe Work NSW has brought a successful prosecution against...