102020Sep
LEX Africa signs MOU with the Swiss Chinese Law Association (SCLA)

LEX Africa signs MOU with the Swiss Chinese Law Association (SCLA)

LEX Africa and the SCLA have signed a non-exclusive memorandum of understanding in order to further develop and strengthen their relationship. The MOU is intended to promote greater cooperation for mutual benefit including to enable professional relationships between members and allow them to work together, share information of interest to members and their clients and…

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262020Aug
Overview of Data Privacy and Protection in Lesotho

Overview of Data Privacy and Protection in Lesotho

What is data protection?  The protection of personal information is essential to fulfilling the fundamental principle and value of personal privacy and personal information privacy. As such, data protection is the process of safeguarding important information from corruption, compromise or loss.  Does Lesotho Have data protection laws? Lesotho implements the right to privacy under the…

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312020Jul
New Online Content Regulations published

New Online Content Regulations published

The Electronic and Postal Communications Act (EPOCA), No. 3 of 2010 allows the portfolio Minister to make and issue Regulations to govern online content, among others. In a bid to ensure proper regulation and monitoring of online content services in Tanzania, the Minister for Works, Transport and Communications has revoked the Electronic and Postal Communications…

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282020Jul
The bonfire of the tax treaties

The bonfire of the tax treaties

Senegal and Zambia unilaterally scrapping tax treaties with Mauritius has shaken up the African investment and legal landscape. Senegal and Zambia have blamed “unbalanced” and “unfair” treaties for their surprise decisions to terminate double-taxation agreements with Mauritius. Tearing up a tax treaty is highly unusual in the circumspect world of international diplomacy and several other…

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282020Jul
Insolvency Law in Mauritius

Insolvency Law in Mauritius

FINACORP SERVICES LTD v. DISTILLED SPIRITS HOLDING 2020 SCJ 162 (Supreme Court of Mauritius) This is an appeal from a decision of the Judge of the Bankruptcy Division granting the application made by the respondent pursuant to section 181 of the Insolvency Act to set aside a statutory demand which the appellant had caused to…

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282020Jul
Technology, Media and Telecommunications Update in Africa – July 2020

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Update in Africa – July 2020

This e-bulletin highlights key legislative and regulatory developments in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors in sub-Saharan Africa.  This issue covers the period 16 April 2020 to 15 July 2020 includes developments Botswana, Ethiopia, Eswatini, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Botswana Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority intervention towards COVID‑19…

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282020Jul
African Court holds Article 41(7) of Constitution violates African Charter

African Court holds Article 41(7) of Constitution violates African Charter

The African Court on Human and People’s Rights (the Court) has today, 15 July 2020, delivered a landmark judgment in the case of Jebra Kambole (Applicant) v United Republic of Tanzania (Respondent State). The Applicant was challenging the legality of Article 41(7) of the Constitution which states: “When a candidate is declared by the Electoral…

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282020Jul
Constitutional Court weakens a key defence for respondents in historical competition cases

Constitutional Court weakens a key defence for respondents in historical competition cases

The recent decision by the Constitutional Court in the case involving the Competition Commission and Pickfords Removals has significant implications for respondents in historical competition cases, namely cases where the anti-competitive conduct ceased more than three years before the Commission initiated a complaint. Section 67 (1) of the Competition Act previously provided that a complaint…

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232020Jul
Court of Appeal decision expounds on implications of unlawful dismissals on salary loans

Court of Appeal decision expounds on implications of unlawful dismissals on salary loans

The Industrial Court is a specialized court established to determine employment matters in Uganda. In 2014, one of the matters heard by the Court was Florence Musumba vs. Uganda Development Bank Labour Dispute Claim 138 of 2014. Some of the findings of the Court included: the distinction between dismissal and termination of employees, the obligation to…

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