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Angola: Environmental Protected Areas Regulations, 6 February 2024

Law 8/20, of 16 April 2020, – the “Environmental Protected Areas Regulations” – created a National Network of Protected Areas (Rede de Áreas de Conservação Ambiental). The Regulations of Law 8/20 have now been enacted by way of Presidential Decree 50/24, of 2 February 202..

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Alliance Law Firm

Mini-Grids As Catalyst For Renewable Electricity Access: An Overview Of Extant Laws

Electricity access remains a crucial challenge in Nigeria, considerably impacting the country’s economic development, education, healthcare, and overall quality of life. Despite being Africa’s most populous nation with over 200 million people and laden with significant en..

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Webber Newd

The Cure for a Combined Summons in a Summary Judgement Application: Declaration/Particulars of Claim

The shortcoming of a combined summons in a summary judgement application lies in the declaration. Although the declaration filed with the summons is not fatal to the plaintiff’s cause in a summary judgement application, it is nevertheless deemed pro non scripto. The decis..

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Clyde & Co.

Competition Authority of Kenya Imposes USD 6.8M Penalty on Alleged Abuse of Buyer Power

The Competition Authority of Kenya, in a recent decision, has fined a major player in the retail sector approx. USD 6.8M for abuse of buyer power. The freedom of parties to freely negotiate the terms under which they are willing to enter into a contract with each other re..

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Back to School: POPIA Do’s and Don'ts

As another academic year takes place, schools, educators, and staff must understand how the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPIA) applies to them and what their obligations are under POPIA. POPIA, which came into full force and effect in July 2021, aims to ..

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KTA Advocates

Navigating Uganda’s New Competition Landscape: A Guide to the Competition Act 2023’s Key Developments and Implications

Uganda’s long-awaited Competition Act, 2023 was assented to by H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on 6 February 2024, and marks a significant step towards establishing a comprehensive competition legal regime in the country. This article aims to provide an overview of the major c..

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Webber Wentzel

South Africa to begin trading under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement

South Africa will commence preferential trade under the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 31 January 2024. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) predicts that the AfCFTA could boost intra-Africa trade by u..

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Navigating the Regulatory Landscape of Renewable Energy Investments in Ghana

The increasing demand for electricity in Ghana and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has resulted in significant investments in renewable energy projects. In line with its commitment to sustainable development and the Paris Agreement, the Government of Ghana aim..

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Matthew & Partners

Local Representation Mandatory for Foreigners

The Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorism Financing Laws (Amendment) Act of was assented to on 1 September 2023 and came into effect on 15 September 2023. The Amended Act requires foreigners to have either a local director or a company secretary when incorporating..

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