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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42019Jun
ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority launches in The Gambia

ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority launches in The Gambia

The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (“ECOWAS“) officially launched its Regional Competition Authority today in Banjul, The Gambia. The ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority (“ERCA“) is established to implement the Regional Competition Rules adopted by the ECOWAS Authority in 2008. These Rules essentially promote, maintain and encourage competition while enhancing economic efficiency…

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162018Aug
Surge in Senegal’s foreign investments over stable governance

Surge in Senegal’s foreign investments over stable governance

China, India, the UAE and several western countries have long been lured to Senegal over it’s political and economic attractiveness. In March this year, Senegal secured yet another massive deal in foreign investment. President of Turkey Recep Erdogan announced that USD 582 million would be injected into the West Africa country for construction, agriculture and…

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