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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

’I tweet what I like’ – Social media and the risk of defamation

Social media has transformed our modes of communication, access to information and speed of transfer of information. Different social media platforms will forever be part of our lives and ways of interacting with other people in both ..

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FB Attorneys

Bilingualism in Court proceedings remains confusing

In a bid to promote the use of Kiswahili language in official business of the Government, in 2021, the Parliament of Tanzania through the Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, No 1 (the Written Laws) passed amendments to the Interpretation of Laws Act [Cap. 1..

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Oraro & Co.

Thoughts on the Sub Judice Rule

On 17th August 2022, in Omwanza Ombati v. The Hon. Chief Justice, The President of the Supreme Court & 4 Others (2022) eKLR, the High Court (Thande, J) quashed the Supreme Court (Presidential El..

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Mulenga Mundashi

Memorandum on the Tax Appeals Tribunal Rules 2022

On 24 April 1998, the Parliament of Zambia enacted the Revenue Appeals Tribunal Act No 11 of 1998 ("RAT Act"), which established the Revenue Appeals Tribunal to hear appeals under the Customs and Excise Act, the Income Tax ..

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ǼLEX

Key innovations in Nigeria's Arbitration and Mediation Bill

On Tuesday, 10 May 2022 the Nigerian Senate passed the Arbitration and Mediation Bill (“the Bill”), which will repeal the Arbitration and Conciliation Act Chapter A.18, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 which became law on 14 March 1988. The Bill now awaits the asse..

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FB Attorneys

Court of Appeal Restores Property Auctioned Two Decades Ago

On 13 April 2022, the Court of Appeal of Tanzania (the Court) in a judgment authored by Justice Issa Maige, JA and bench comprising of Justices M.A. Kwariko and Justice A.M. Mwampashi, in Civil Appeal No...

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Bowmans

Uganda: Court dismisses a public interest suit against the Petroleum Authority of Uganda and two leading international oil companies

On 11 April 2022, the High Court of Uganda (Court) dismissed a disguised public interest suit brought against the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (the regulator of the petroleum industry in Uganda) and the two leading international oil companies in Uganda, Total E&P Uganda..
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Bowmans

Tanzania: Kiswahili the general rule and English the exception as languages of Tanzanian law and courts

The Parliament of Tanzania has passed a law (Written Laws Miscellaneous Amendment Act, 2021 no.3/2020) to amend various laws, among others, to declare Kiswahili as the official language of the laws of the country and the language to be used in the administration and dispe..

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Resolution Law Firm

How to enforce arbitral awards in Nigeria

Arbitration has been globally accepted as an amicable dispute settlement mechanism. Over the years, arbitration has attained a high level of influence as an effective mechanism for resolving commercial and trade disputes in the Nigerian justice system. The reason for this..

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