Access to reliable, cost-effective (and, increasingly, green) energy in sub-Saharan Africa is a major challenge for the mining industry. Mining companies are now increasingly committing to changing this.
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Enforcement of awards across Africa – 42 of Africa’s 54 states have now acceded to the New York Convention
On 4 March, 2021, Malawi acceded to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York Convention), becoming the 167th state party to the Convention.
Connecting the dots – the case for transmission PPPs in Africa
African Legal Support Facility examines the future prospects for PPP transactions in Africa
On 9 December 2020, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) convened a webinar to examine the weaknesses exposed by the pandemic, and the potential solutions and new trajectories for African governments.
International treaty on registration of interests in mining, agricultural and construction equipment signed by African countries
The Mining, Agriculture and Construction (MAC) Protocol (the so-called Pretoria Protocol) developed by the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) is an international treaty
New Mining Code in Mali
The trend of mining reforms in West and Central Africa continues, this time in Mali, Africa’s 3rd largest gold producer
Investing in the battery supply chain
As the battery and electric vehicle (EV) revolution gains momentum, attention is increasingly turning to the commodity supply chains required for their manufacture.
Wider impact of new Zambian copper import duty
On 28th September 2018, Zambian finance minister, Margaret Mwanaktwe, announced plans to change the current mining tax regime in the country.
Procurement trends in mining - recent developments
This article is a follow up to our two part essential guide on feasibility planning and construction procurement for junior mining and our analysis last year of the updated FIDIC suite of contracts.