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A Win for Consumers – Court Awards Damages for Breach of Consumer Rights

In a recent High Court decision, Safaricom PLC (the Appellant) was condemned to pay KES. 452,868/= to Mr Ronald Wilson Kafwa (the Respondent), one of its customers being part of the amount of money lost by the Respondent from his M-pesa account after the theft of his mobi..

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Webber Wentzel

Regulations on food labelling and advertising

On 21 April 2023, the Minister of Health published the draft regulations relating to the Labelling and Advertising of Foodstuffs (GN R 3337 GG 48460) in terms of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, 1972 (the draft regulations). Comments on the regulatio..

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Regulatory update: Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission Customer Protection Regulations

Reliable access to electricity is vital for the development and progress of any nation. Nigeria has grappled with a persistent problem of irregular power supply and arbitrary disconnection of electricity services to consumers. This has not only posed hardship for consumer..

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N. Dowuona & Company

"Safer food, better health" - Does Ghana need more laws?

Did you know there are over 200 mild to deadly foodborne diseases that affect 1 in 10 people worldwide each year? Here in Ghana, we’re proud ‘foodies’: our food is central to our culture and identity. Yet, even our most nutritious meals are vulnerable – prone to mis..

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Resolution Law Firm

Overview of Product Liability in Nigeria

The Nigerian product liability law, as it currently stands, is still anchored on the fault-based principle as formulated in the case of Donoghue v Stevenson.


For a product liability claim, a claimant must be able to prove the following elements of n..

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