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Afriwise

Afriwise strikes new strategic partnership agreement with Law Business Research

Afriwise is pleased to report a new strategic partnership with Law Business Research, the parent company of Lexology.  The partnership will focus on sharing content sets that can mutually benefit Afriwise and Lexology subscribers.  Lexology is a global legal res..

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ENSafrica

Could you be an accountable institution under FICA?

Amendments to FICA adding new accountable institutions to the Schedule were published on 29 November 2022. These came into effect on 19 December 2022, ahead of the possible grey-listing of South Africa by the Financial Action Task Force.

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ǼLEX

Trading in international stocks and securities with Fintechs – the present state of play

There has been a lot of interest in the activities of investment technology companies (investTech) as some of them have been utilising platforms offering securities of foreign companies to investors in Nigeria. However, these platforms have had to contend with regulators ..

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Moira Mukuka Legal Practitioners

Regulation of Fintech in Zambia – A Legal Guide

Fintech in Zambia is governed by various pieces of legislation, depending on the type of financial service offered. There is no single piece of legislation that governs the entire fintech industry. Generally, fintech is governed by the same laws that govern traditional fi..

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Bowmans

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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ENSafrica

Kenya delivers ground-breaking ruling on unauthorised disclosure of personal data

In January 2023, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner delivered one of its first rulings under the Data Protection Act, 2019 since the commencement of its operations. The complaint pitted the partners of a firm, Allen Waiyaki Gichuhi and Charles Wamae against tw..

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MMAN Advocates

Electric Mobility in Kenya: an overview of regulatory and legal considerations

Electric Mobility means the use of electric power sources to power transport infrastructure. Global calls for action to address the adverse effects of climate change and increased awareness of sustainability issues have contributed significantly to the development and ado..

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Breakthrough Attorneys

Tax update: The Portal for tax registration of non-resident electronic service providers is now open

Following the recent amendments passed on 01st July 2022 that saw the establishment of Digital Service Tax (DST) to non-resident electronic service providers in the Income Tax Act, 2004 and the Value Added Tax Act, 2014, the Tanzania Revenue A..

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Bowmans

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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