262019Jul
The future lies along a railway line

The future lies along a railway line

In a world dreaming of smart cities, driverless cars, and other digitally-connected concepts, it’s a little surprising to hear a president declare that it’s likely to be good old-fashioned trains that will carry his country to a better place. “The railways are coming in a big way into Ghana, and we shall open up our…

Read More
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…

Read More
262019Feb
Zimbabwe’s ratification of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

Zimbabwe’s ratification of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

A step in the right direction towards addressing Informal Cross Border Trade Recently, Zimbabwe, a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) since 1995, ratified the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) becoming the 139th WTO Member State to ratify this Agreement. This development comes at a time when President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government is making progressive…

Read More
142018Aug
Trade in Africa: Recent developments, opportunities, incentives and challenges

Trade in Africa: Recent developments, opportunities, incentives and challenges

Recession, lack policy reform and administrative hurdles often affect the climate of trade, investment and business in Africa. At LEX Africa’s most recent seminar, members discussed the challenges and changes seen in 2018. Osayaba Giwa-Osagie, senior partner at Giwa-Osagie & Co — a LEX Africa member in Nigeria — chaired an in-depth panel discussion on…

Read More
112018Jul
Africa’s trade, competition and growth trends

Africa’s trade, competition and growth trends

LEX Africa recently hosted a series of interactive panel discussions on policy progress and hindrances in the continent that affect its growth. Among the topics covered at a recent LEX Africa seminar on Africa were high growth economies, mining, trade trends and developments in competition law across the region. Dianna Games, CEO of Africa@Work and…

Read More
172017Oct
SA, Chile agree on trade and investment goals at 4th JTIC

SA, Chile agree on trade and investment goals at 4th JTIC

The countries have agreed to enhance trade and investment through oyster breeding, geology and mining, among other future endeavours. South Africa and Chile have agreed to enhance trade and investment opportunities for each other in the near future. This decision was taken at the 4th South Africa – Chile Joint Trade and Investment Commission (JTIC)…

Read More
222017Aug
China overtakes India as largest exporter to Kenya

China overtakes India as largest exporter to Kenya

By the end of the year, China’s exports into Kenya could exceed the USD 4 billion mark. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) has revealed that by the end of the year, China could exceed USD 4 billion worth of exports into the country. If the Asian manufacturing giant accomplishes this feat, it would…

Read More
82017Aug
Relief as Kenya, Tanzania lift trade restrictions

Relief as Kenya, Tanzania lift trade restrictions

Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Secretary says issues surrounding trade relations between the two countries have been resolved. Kenya and Tanzania have resolved a three-month diplomatic row which saw both governments impose bans on imports from each other. Addressing the media on 23 July 2017, both Ministers of Foreign Affairs — Amina Mohamed and Augustine Mahiga —…

Read More