102017May
Tanzania moves swiftly on natural gas exports

Tanzania moves swiftly on natural gas exports

The government of Tanzania is moving forward with plans to invest in in the export of liquefied natural gas. The government of Tanzania has completed a draft agreement that it hopes will seal a USD 30 billion investment into the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The east African country is competing with Mozambique for…

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142016Jan

Wind Renewable Energy in Kenya

Kenya has an abundance of renewable energy sources in the form of hydro, geothermal, wind, and solar amongst others. There have been initiatives by different players to try and exploit these renewable energy resources in Kenya. Geothermal investment has been in Kenya for many years and continues to develop and expand. Wind power is newer…

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302015Nov

Developments in Botswana

Banking and Finance In recent years there has been a sharp increase in activity in the banking and finance sector of Botswana. This has taken place in both the regulatory and transactional spheres of the sector. The introduction of the Non-Bank Financial Institution Regulatory Authority Act extended the financial sector regulatory regime to non-bank financial…

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202014Oct

New petroleum laws in Mozambique

The IX Regular Session of the VII of the Legislature of the Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique (AR), which closed last August 25, has brought long-awaited news in terms of legislative amendments, of which we highlight mainly the adoption of the following diplomas: (i) the Parliamentary bill for the review of the Petroleum Law;…

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122013Aug

The changing face of power in Africa

Africa’s energy landscape is rapidly changing. New gas and oil finds in countries outside the traditional resources foot print in North and West Africa have fueled a flurry of activity among energy investors from Europe, China and India. The latest headline grabbing news is that of America’s interest, President Obama’s $7 billion dollar pledge to upgrade…

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312013May

African regional integration and renewable energy

According to the June 2012 World Bank report on Energy in Africa no fewer than 25 African countries face an energy crisis, but at the same time Africa is well endowed with energy resources, many of which remain untapped.  According to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Session of Heads of States and Governments of…

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302013May

Taciana Lopes of CGA, LEX Africa’s Mozambique member, talks about oil & gas and work-life balance

Lawyers for Africa Blog talks to Taciana Lopes of CGA, LEX Africa’s Mozambican member firm and a lawyer specialising in the booming oil and gas industry: You had a fascinating background before law – what were you doing and why the change to law? I was previously doing research in relation to the sociology of law in Mozambique. At the time…

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