282022Jul
Mozambique’s vast hydro-power project could create a regional energy hub

Mozambique’s vast hydro-power project could create a regional energy hub

Mozambique is a scenic country in southeastern Africa and its capital, Maputo, is the commercial and cultural centre. The country is rich in natural resources, is biologically and culturally diverse, it has a tropical climate, and its beautiful beaches are an important attraction for its growing tourism industry. Its extensive coastline offers some of Africa’s best…

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82022Mar
The women of LEX Africa speak out about breaking the bias on International Women’s Day!

The women of LEX Africa speak out about breaking the bias on International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day has been celebrated every year on 8 March, for more than 100 years, and it was made an official global holiday by the United Nations in 1977. It is a day when women are recognised for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. Ironically, given…

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282022Feb
Mozambique’s most recent changes to the Competition Law Regulation

Mozambique’s most recent changes to the Competition Law Regulation

Article by Daisy Nogueira, of Couto, Graça e Associados, Mozambique The Competition Law, approved by Law no. 10/2013, of 11 April, established the legal framework for competition in Mozambique and its respective Regulation was approved by Decree no. 97/2014(“Competition Law Regulation”).  It establishes the market thresholds under which a transaction would be subject to prior…

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272022Jan
Technology Media and Telecommunications Africa Quarterly E Bulletin

Technology Media and Telecommunications Africa Quarterly E Bulletin

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 October 2021 to 15 January 2022 and includes developments from Botswana, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Botswana…

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272021Oct
Renewable energy in the spotlight

Renewable energy in the spotlight

With global energy focused on carbon emissions in the run up to COP26, the role of Africa in the energy transition is once again under the spotlight. African policy makers are grappling with big questions about how to move their countries forward, particularly oil and coal producers, many of them under pressure from developed countries…

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312021May
Mozambican merger control regulation takes effect

Mozambican merger control regulation takes effect

Article by Telmo Ferreira of CGA Associados – Mozambique Resolution no. 37/2007, of 12 November approved Mozambique’s competition policy and provided for the creation of a competition authority, responsible for implementing competition law and the prevention, control and elimination of anti-competitive practices, particularly in the context of: (i) restrictive competition agreements (horizontal and vertical), (ii)…

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312021May
Insurgency in Mozambique: A drug problem

Insurgency in Mozambique: A drug problem

The increasingly violent Islamic insurgency in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province has seen much diplomatic activity, aimed at setting up some kind of military intervention to stabilise the situation. But we shouldn’t be holding our breath, says seasoned observers. We look at the complex problem. Mozambique hit the headlines in March when armed Islamic extremists…

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242021Feb
The New Law on Credit Institutions and Financial Companies

The New Law on Credit Institutions and Financial Companies

Article by Célia Francisco of CGA Associados The new law on credit institutions and financial companies was published on 31 December 2020, and the law enters into force 90 (ninety) days after its publication, on 31 March 2021. We highlight the following aspects in relation to the new law: The licensing of credit institutions and…

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112020May
Force Majeure in Mozambique

Force Majeure in Mozambique

As we are all aware the spread of the coronavirus in Mozambique these past month has caused the Mozambique Government and the World Health Organization (WHO) to announce measures to prevent the increase of the virus. Pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 11/2020, of 30 March, Law No. 1/2020, of 31 of March and Law No….

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