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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22019Jul
How Nigeria is going local

How Nigeria is going local

Promoting “indigenisation” in the Nigerian economy was the subject of a recent LEX Africa seminar, which asked how foreign investors were forging partnerships with local players, using local content and local manufacturing capacity and transferring valuable work skills. There was no shortage of success stories emanating from the gathering in London. Most noteworthy has been…

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182019Jun
US Consulate office in Eko Atlantic, Lagos

US Consulate office in Eko Atlantic, Lagos

Our Nigerian member firm Giwa-Osagie & Co., recently represented the Government of the United States of America when they purchased a large piece of land to use as its new Consulate office in Eko Atlantic, Lagos. It was a landmark transaction! Here are some of the photographs taken at the closing ceremony of this transaction. Share…

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42019Jun
Tax in African countries

Tax in African countries

The African Union is on a drive to make the continent economically self-sufficient and some observers believe fixing tax collection is a low-hanging fruit in this endeavour. Africa’s tax-to-GDP ratio is about 18%, while in the developed countries of the OECD it is 34%. In Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, the number is just 5.9%. Many…

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172019Apr
One small step for Africa

One small step for Africa

On April 2 the Gambia’s parliament wrote itself into modern African history when it ratified the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). It became the 22nd country to do so, pushing the plan across an agreed threshold for it to “come into force”. This does not mean African countries will be dropping tariff and non-tariff…

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92018Apr
An Outlook on Africa 2018

An Outlook on Africa 2018

LEX Africa members from around the continent gathered at a seminar in Johannesburg to discuss Africa’s investment climate and private equity market, governance in Zimbabwe, and the future of Nigeria’s flourishing economy. Quality goods, policy reformation that addresses the challenges of doing business in Africa and a welcoming environment for foreign direct investors are just…

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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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