142017Nov
The best African countries to do business in

The best African countries to do business in

The latest report from the World Bank Group ranks Mauritius among the best for doing business in Sub-Saharan Africa. The World Bank’s flagship report, Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs, has named Mauritius as the best ranked economy for doing business in Sub-Saharan Africa. Released at the end of October, the annual report took…

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122017Oct
Q&A with FB Attorneys Book

Q&A with FB Attorneys Book

A useful guide on questions and answers on Tanzanian and International Law for students, teachers, legal practitioners and the public alike. LEX Africa member firm for Tanzania, FB Attorneys, is pleased to announce the launch of its book ‘Q&A With FB Attorneys’  Volume 1. The Q&A with FB Attorneys column was first published in the…

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262017Sep
Ethiopia’s industrial revolution sparks hope for its economic reformation

Ethiopia’s industrial revolution sparks hope for its economic reformation

Despite having the second largest population in Africa, Ethiopia’s game plan to uplift its economy seems to be paying dividends. In the first quarter of 2017, Ethiopian authorities unveiled the Hawasa Industrial Park – the biggest in Africa, standing at 140 hectares and containing mostly textile factories. The project was complete in record time —…

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222017Sep
President Akufo-Addo says a new day is dawning for Ghana

President Akufo-Addo says a new day is dawning for Ghana

The President says senior high education will be free and youth unemployment will be tackled. Ghanian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has affirmed his commitment to renovate his country’s health, social and economic systems. In a statement delivered at the annual Oguaa Fetu Afahye Festival, the President said he had would start by targeting job…

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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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