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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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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232020Apr
How to detect cyber security threats

How to detect cyber security threats

Cybersecurity The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizations to embrace widespread remote work for their workforce. The sudden changes have led to increased use of internet based work platforms and cloud based management systems and at the same time exposing many organisations to major cybersecurity threats.   What are the increased security risks from remote working…

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182020Feb
Ugandan member secures first money remittance license in Africa

Ugandan member secures first money remittance license in Africa

Katende, Ssempebwa & Co Advocates [“KATS”] has successfully advised BT Payment Services, a Fintech- digital- money remittance services provider on the licensing of its operations in Uganda by the Bank of Uganda. BT Payments Services Limited, a Ugandan financial technology company with roots in Kenya provides a secure web-based money remittance option that allows the…

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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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152016Nov
Covington and LEX Africa name second International Fellow

Covington and LEX Africa name second International Fellow

WASHINGTON, Covington & Burling, in association with LEX Africa, an alliance of leading law firms in Africa, has named Bridget Nambooze as its second Covington-LEX Africa fellow. Covington and LEX Africa launched the program in 2015 in an effort to foster links between the African and international legal communities. Each year, LEX Africa member firms…

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