182017Aug
Ethiopia secures USD 280 million to improve local business sector

Ethiopia secures USD 280 million to improve local business sector

The World Bank and European Investment Bank have backed a lending and leasing programme aimed at assisting small business in Ethiopia. The World Bank and European Investment Bank (EIB) have backed a USD 280 million lending and leasing programme, which is aimed at assisting small business in Ethiopia. In a statement, EIB said the investment…

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172017Aug
Overcoming investor concerns in electricity generation concessions projects in Mozambique

Overcoming investor concerns in electricity generation concessions projects in Mozambique

The recent gas discoveries and the specific characteristics of the Mozambican territory have increased  investors interest in developing the energy potential of Mozambique. The electricity generation sector has increasingly gained preponderance on foreign direct investment in Mozambique. The main concern that investors have consistently raised is related to the applicable regime of awarding electricity generation concessions…

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82017Aug
Relief as Kenya, Tanzania lift trade restrictions

Relief as Kenya, Tanzania lift trade restrictions

Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Secretary says issues surrounding trade relations between the two countries have been resolved. Kenya and Tanzania have resolved a three-month diplomatic row which saw both governments impose bans on imports from each other. Addressing the media on 23 July 2017, both Ministers of Foreign Affairs — Amina Mohamed and Augustine Mahiga —…

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42017Aug
LEX Africa signs MOU with ASEAN Plus Group

LEX Africa signs MOU with ASEAN Plus Group

LEX Africa is proud to announce the signature of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ASEAN Plus, a leading South East Asian legal network with over 1000 lawyers and members in 12 countries. The parties wish to exchange information and work on joint projects to assist and advise clients on investing and trading in Africa…

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132017Jul
LEX Africa signs MOU with The Global Chinese-Speaking Lawyers’ Association

LEX Africa signs MOU with The Global Chinese-Speaking Lawyers’ Association

LEX Africa is proud to announce the signature of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with The Global Chinese-Speaking Lawyers’ Association, an association of over 30 000 Chinese speaking lawyers.  The parties wish to exchange information and work on joint projects to assist and advise Chinese firms investing and trading in Africa. The MOU was signed in…

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62017Jul
Zimbabwe signs MOU with Chinese investors for ‘Disneyland in Africa’

Zimbabwe signs MOU with Chinese investors for ‘Disneyland in Africa’

The tourism minister says the project could push Victoria Falls’ revenue to USD 5 billion by 2020. The Zimbabwean government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese investors for the continent’s first Disneyland theme park. The country’s Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi told the media at a press conference in June, the theme park would…

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232017Jun
LEX Africa attends the IBA Investing in Africa Conference

LEX Africa attends the IBA Investing in Africa Conference

LEX Africa chairman Pieter Steyn, director of Werksmans Attorneys, South Africa, and Sim Katende partner at Katende, Ssempebwa & Co, LEX Africa member for Uganda, attended the 3rd Annual IBA Investing in Africa Conference in June 2017, Paris, France. The conference presented by the IBA African Regional Forum is supported by the IBA European Regional…

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