MobiNil’s sale to Eaton Towers of around 2,000 of its Egyptian towers has led commentators to predict a wave of new tower deals in North Africa over the next year.
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Conflict Minerals: How Dodd-Frank is affecting mining in the DRC
The Dodd-Frank Act’s scope extends beyond financial regulation to touch on ‘conflict minerals’ sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
LMA launches new African documents
The Loan Market Association (LMA) has launched a new South African recommended form of loan agreement and revised the East African and Nigerian recommended loan agreement.
Acquiring land for projects - an update from Uganda
A recent case has clarified the way in which the Ugandan government uses its powers of compulsory acquisition of private land for public purposes.
Agrarian receipts – assisting Africa’s fragmented farmers
Norton Rose Fulbright (together with the IFC and FAO) to assist Africa’s fragmented farmers with introduction of agrarian receipts.
How Africa is implementing COP 21
In the run up to COP21 taking place in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015, we have created an online resource summarising the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions.
South Africa’s hydraulic fracturing regulations – what they mean for exploration companies
After a long period involving heavy debate, 3 June 2015 saw the enactment of the Regulations for Petroleum Exploration and Production.
China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative: opportunities for investment in Africa infrastructure
China's ‘Belt and Road’ initiative has the potential to open a raft of new development opportunities for African infrastructure, mining and power projects.
Why ‘force majeure’ provisions matter – lessons learned from a military coup in Burkina Faso
Contract mechanisms such as 'force majeure' provisions respond to the unexpected, unpredictable and uncontrollable.
Mining – a tough year globally, but optimism remains in Africa
The mining and metals industry is going through a rough period, but there are good reasons to be hopeful for the future.