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.
CAK leads the way in modernisation of African competition regimes
On 1 September 2020, the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) ceased to accept physical antitrust and merger filings and will exclusively accept submissions through its e-filing portal.
Time to reconsider Member State consultation in the COMESA merger control regime
The COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) recently called for comments on how the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the COMESA merger control regime could be mitigated.
Conditions overturned in Telkom Kenya/Airtel Kenya merger in first appeal under Kenyan Competition Act
On 4 May 2020, the Kenyan Competition Tribunal (the Tribunal) overturned a number of the conditions imposed by the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) on the Telkom Kenya/Airtel Kenya merger.
Ethiopia joins the New York Convention
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On 13 February 2020, the Ethiopian parliament ratified the 1958 New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the NY Convention).
Kenya recognises supremacy of COMESA merger control regime
As part of a package of reforms, the supremacy of the COMESA merger control regime has finally been recognised in Kenya.
Mauritius moves towards a mandatory merger control regime
Reforms are underway in Mauritius to introduce a mandatory merger control regime.