132019Nov
Russia on an Africa charm offensive

Russia on an Africa charm offensive

News images of African political leaders smilingly handling Kalashnikov rifles and other deadly weapons on exhibit at the recent Russia-Africa summit unnerved observers who recall how strife racked the African continent during the Cold War. The Russian-made AK47 was the killing machine of choice during the decades when global superpowers played a violent game on…

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92019Oct
Employment and Training of Ghanaians, and Succession of Expatriates by Ghanaians in the Petroleum Industry

Employment and Training of Ghanaians, and Succession of Expatriates by Ghanaians in the Petroleum Industry

Under the Petroleum (Local Content and Local Participation) Regulations, 2013 (LI 2204) (“LI 2204”) companies operating in the upstream petroleum industry are required to employ and train Ghanaians for the various positions in their companies. Petroleum companies must also recruit and train Ghanaians to succeed expatriates who are engaged in any capacity in the company….

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82019Oct
Coal-driven power train is running out of steam

Coal-driven power train is running out of steam

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg’s theatrical denunciation of world leaders so dominated news coverage of the recent UN Climate Summit in New York that other developments at the meeting slipped under many a radar. For Africa, an announcement by the African Development Bank that it is making a surprise policy turn away from fossil-fuel investment and…

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72019Jun
Ghana’s electricity supply industry

Ghana’s electricity supply industry

In line with the national push for a more structured approach to increasing local content and participation, the Regulations came into force on 22 December 2017. Prior to the passing of the Regulations, only the general local content provisions set out in the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Act, 2013 (Act 865) applied to the electricity…

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42018Apr
Zambia: Trade, transport and agriculture assisted through wide-ranging policy reforms

Zambia: Trade, transport and agriculture assisted through wide-ranging policy reforms

Amendments to the Companies Act, the Energy Regulatory Act, Electricity Act and the Banking and Financial Services Act will bolster investments in Zambia. Amendments to the Companies Act, the Energy Regulatory Act and the Banking and Financial Services Act will strengthen Zambia’s investment regulatory framework and bolster investments in Zambia. LEX Africa’s Zambian member Sharon…

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72017Dec
Kenya signs $621m transport construction deal

Kenya signs $621m transport construction deal

The 530 kilometer roadway will service the mainland, while also creating new export opportunities in South Sudan and Ethiopia. The Kenya National Highways Authority has signed a USD 620 million deal that will see 530 kilometers of roads being built between the port city of Lamu and Isiolo. Nigel Shaw of LEX Africa member firm…

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222017Sep
President Akufo-Addo says a new day is dawning for Ghana

President Akufo-Addo says a new day is dawning for Ghana

The President says senior high education will be free and youth unemployment will be tackled. Ghanian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has affirmed his commitment to renovate his country’s health, social and economic systems. In a statement delivered at the annual Oguaa Fetu Afahye Festival, the President said he had would start by targeting job…

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