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ALP East Africa

Proposed Amendments to Electricity Law in Uganda

Proposed amendments to the electricity sector law—via the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2022—seek to address the sector’s institutional regulators and to allow isolated power generation plants to sell e..

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ENSafrica

Rental Income Tax

Following the Minister of Finance pronouncements in his 2021 budget speech, effective 1 January 2022, rental income now falls under the turnover tax regime with the obligation t..

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ENSafrica

Dispute resolution under Ghana’s Payment Systems Act

Fintech and electronic payment systems have swept through the Ghanaian financial sector, bringing efficiency and access to consumers, as well as opportunity to service providers.

 

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Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

2021 in review: highlights of regulatory changes in the fintech space in 2021

In a year when two of Nigeria’s Fintechs (Flutterwave and Opay) acquired unicorn status, it became clear that the Fintech industry in the country had come of age. In line with this, there was a raft of new regulations affecting the industry. The l..

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FB Attorneys

Anti-Money Laundering Act to be amended

The Government has tabled the Anti-Money Laundering (Amendment) Bill of 2022 in the National Assembly.

 

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Banwo & Ighodalo

Patents And Designs (Repeal And Re-Enactment) Bill, 2021: Introduction Of Utility Model Certificates

In April 2021, the House of Representatives introduced the Patents and Designs (Repeal and Re-Enactment) Bill (the “PD Bill”), 2021 which seeks to overhaul the Patents and Designs Act 1971 that currently provides for the protection of Patent and Design rights, albeit inad..

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Moira Mukuka Legal Practitioners

Green and Sustainable Finance in Zambia

The devastating effects of climate change, such as severe floods and droughts, have become noticeably frequent in Zambia. There is no doubt that finance plays a critical role in catalyzing the required behavioural change desired to fight climate change. It has been argued..

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Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

The data protection regulations, 2021: Key points to note

The Kenya Data Protection Act, 2019 (the “DPA”) entered into force on 25th November 2019 marking a significant milestone with respect to the protection of personal data in Kenya.

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KN Law

An Overview of Electronic Signing in Kenya

The constant progression of technology through innovations continues to revolutionize how people live and work. One key technological development is the emergence of electronic signatures (e-signatures) and advanced e-signatures. The use of these in place of written signa..

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