312022Jan
Major opportunities and challenges ahead for Angola

Major opportunities and challenges ahead for Angola

A vast Southern African country with a long coastline and central plateau, Angola borders Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and has a population of 31 million. Colonised by Portugal in the 16th century, Angola has come a long way since independence in 1975 and so has its legal sector. Before…

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262020Feb
How will coronavirus affect Africa?

How will coronavirus affect Africa?

Maps illustrating how covid-19 raced across the globe show a pristine Africa, almost untouched by the disease in the early weeks of February 2020. Alarm bells should be ringing. The rapid spread of the coronavirus around the world strongly suggests it’s just a matter of time before Africa, too, falls ill. And, even if efforts…

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272020Jan
Community issues and resource nationalism adding pressure on the Mining industry

Community issues and resource nationalism adding pressure on the Mining industry

INTRODUCTION As if mining by its very nature is not difficult enough from a technical, financial, environmental and labour point of view, added pressure has been brought to bear upon mining companies generally in Africa as a result of the increasing community issues affecting mining operations and the general tendency of increased or “creeping” resource…

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272018Aug
Angola to change foreign investment policies to woo investors

Angola to change foreign investment policies to woo investors

President João Lourenço is looking to revise policies that inhibit diamond production capacity and revenue generation. Better days could be on the way for Angola, the world’s fifth largest producer of diamonds, as government seeks to improve its investment relationship with foreign investors. Angola’s potential as a diamond producer is still largely untapped, in part…

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172018Jul
New Competition Law in Angola

New Competition Law in Angola

Law no. 5/18, of 10th of May – Competition Law. On the 10th of May of this year, the first Competition Law was approved in Angola. The said Law applies to (i) the economic activities carried out in Angola, whether on a permanent or occasional basis and (i) to the public companies, private companies, cooperative…

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122018Jan
Angola’s Mid-Term Plan

Angola’s Mid-Term Plan

The Government’s Midterm Plan, containing the Policy and Actions measures to be executed has been approved until the approval of the National Development Plan 2018- 2022. The Plan is due to enter into force until the first quarter of 2018 and it identifies 88 actions,  Public Expenses Control;  Revision of the Public and Private Partnerships Law;  Public-Private Partnerships…

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