192018Jan
A post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

A post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

Summary For the first time in 37 years, Zimbabwe exists without the shadow of former president Robert Mugabe looming large. A tense and emotionally turbulent seven days in November resulted in his eventual resignation. Frustration and bitterness over his rule that had been brewing for a number of years finally erupted and caused a change…

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152018Jan
Nigeria’s Hottest Investments

Nigeria’s Hottest Investments

Last year has been one of economic progress for Nigeria, with Africa’s largest economy managing to crawl back into growth territory in the second quarter of 2017. The Nigerian government has been working hard to brand the country as an attractive and lucrative destination for offshore investors to bring their capital, skills and business trade. For…

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242017Nov
China seeks partnership with South Africa on electronics front

China seeks partnership with South Africa on electronics front

The country will be showcasing its electronic prowess at an expo in Johannesburg. More than 200 electronics companies from China and 11 local producers are expected to exhibit at the International Consumer Electronics Expo (ICEE) in South Africa. Addressing the media, representatives from the ANC’s Progressive Business Forum (PBF), the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency…

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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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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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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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