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Tanzania: Key highlights of the Carbon Trading Regulations

On 28 October 2022, the Minister of State, Vice President’s Office, Union and Environment published the Environmental Management (Control and Management of Carbon Trading) Regulations, 2022 under Government Notice No. 636 of 2022 signalling Tanzania’s formal participation..

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Zambia: Airtel Money and Farm Depot fined for anti-competitive business practices

The Board of Commissioners of the Zambian Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has fined Airtel Money, a mobile money service provider, and Avian Ventures Ltd, an agro-retail business trading as Farm Depot Zambia, 3% of their ..

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Uganda: High Court reiterates process and jurisdictional immunity enjoyed by multilateral development banks

In a recent ruling in the case between M/s Semuyaba, Iga & Co Advocates & Anor v Attorney General of Republic of South Sudan and Two Others, the High Court of Uganda has held that unless authorised, the branch office of an international corporation is generally no..

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Kenya: It is discriminatory to provide different terms and conditions of employment to permanent and temporary employees in the same cadre

On 30 November 2022, the Employment and Labour Relations Court allowed a claimfiled by former temporary employees of KCB Bank Kenya Ltd alleging unfair labour practices and discrimination ..

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South Africa: Do not abuse process to silence critics

Civil society advocates, activists, and journalists play, among other things, a role in exposing or holding corporations accountable on matters of public interest. When confronted with negative publicity or scrutiny, well-resourced corporations have, on occasio..

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Tanzania: The Banking and Financial Institutions (Financial Leasing) Regulations 2022

On 23 September 2022, the Governor of the Bank of Tanzania published the Banking and Financial Institutions (Financial Leasing) Regulations via Government Notice 575 of 2022revoking the Banking and Financial Institutions ..

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Uganda: The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2022

The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2022 was re-tabled for First Reading before the Parliament of Uganda on 21 September 2022. The Bill seeks to amend the Employment Act 2006. Some of the highlights of the Bill follow below.

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Uganda: Regulatory Update – NGO/ CSO compliance with the Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019

On 7 October 2022, the National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organisations released a circular requiring non-governmental organisations to register with the Personal Data Protecti..

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Kenya: The Draft Kenya-China Double Tax Agreement

On 19 August 2022, the Cabinet Secretary to the National Treasury issued a Public Notice requesting for submission of comments on the draft Double Tax Agreement between the Government of Kenya and the Government of the People’s Republic of China. The request for commen..
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