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Pan African Payment and Settlement System Launch: a new dawn for cross border financial transactions in Africa

On 13th January 2022, the Pan African Payment and Settlement System (PAPSS) platform was launched by the Africa Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), in collaboration with African Union (AU) and African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

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KN Law

The Public Private Partnership Act, 2021

The Public Private Partnership Act, 2021 (the Act) which came into effect on December 23, 2021 provides for the participation of the private sector in the financing, construction, development, operation or maintenance of infrastructure or de..

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MDR Advogados

New Statute for the Competition Regulatory Authority of Mozambique

Decree no. 96/2021, of 31 December, approved the new Statute of the Competition Regulatory Authority (CRA) of Mozambique.

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Angola | Regulation of the Video-Surveillance Law

Law 2/2020 of 22 January (the “VideoSurveillance Law”) establishes the legal framework applicable to the authorisation, installation and use of video-surveillance systems for capturing, recording and processing images and sound. The law is based on a fundamental not..

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KTA Advocates

Kampala Protocol: What you need to know about the Protocol on the voluntary registration of copyright and related rights

The Protocol on voluntary registration of copyright and related rights is the fifth Protocol to be administered by ARIPO. It aims to ensure that creatives benefit from their works and are commercially incentivised- through copyright to create more and explore new markets...

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Anjarwalla & Khanna

Guidelines for Preparation of Procedures for Prevention of Bribery and Corruption

The Attorney General on 7 October 2021 issued guidelines (the Guidelines) to assist public and private entities in the preparation of procedures for the prevention of bribery and corruption pursuant to the Bribery Act..

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Clyde & Co.

Financial Institutions in Tanzania have the right to claim outstanding loan balances from borrowers after mortgaged properties sale

The Tanzanian Court of Appeal has put forward a judgement in relation to the right of financial institutions to claim the outstanding loan balance from borrowers after sale of the mortgaged properties. We take a closer look at this scenario, specifically after the l..

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Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

Finance Act 2021 – Major Highlights

The Finance Act 2021 (“FA 2021”) was signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 31st of December 2021 and took effect on the 1st of January 2022. The primary objective of the Act is to implement the 2022 Federal Budget of Economic Growth and Sustainability by amending 13..

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N. Dowuona & Company

Ghana's legislative year in review, 2021

This year saw the enactment of the following significant sector specific legislation:

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