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.
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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...
Zimbabwe: A tale of two extreme ends: Mineral exploration & marketing
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The Government of Zimbabwe in December 2015 published a draft bill targeted at promoting exploration and marketing of minerals. The Bill has caused excitement in the market.
A clean power initiative for Africa
300GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030. This is the ambitious target which the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) has set itself to boost renewable energy investment and bring power to 645m people.
Electrifying Africa: Obama signs Electrify Africa Act into law
The Electrify Africa Act has been signed into law by U.S. President Barack Obama. The bipartisan legislation codifies promoting access to electricity and power development in Africa as a long-term U.S. foreign.
New financial provision regulations promulgated for mining in South Africa
Recent changes to the laws on the financial provision for closure and rehabilitation of mining operations represent a major step in enhancing the principle of sustainable development.
Recognition of EEA bail-in rights in Africa - update
At the end of 2015, the Loan Market Association and the Loan Syndications and Trading Association published suggested clauses for the contractual recognition of EEA regulators’ bail-in rights.
Smart regulation is the key to unlocking Africa’s agribusiness potential
Africa has a great potential to become a major source of world food supplies. The lack of suitable regulation however remains one of the main impediments to Africa’s growth.
Healthcare Infrastructure: Developing R&D and manufacturing infrastructure in the life sciences industries
An issue that remains a continuing subject of literature and debate is accessibility, pricing and affordability of medicines in Africa.