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Powering mining in Africa – the rise of the mini-grid and captive model

April 26, 2021

Access to reliable, cost-effective (and, increasingly, green) energy in sub-Saharan Africa is a major challenge for the mining industry.

Enforcement of awards across Africa – 42 of Africa’s 54 states have now acceded to the New York Convention

March 16, 2021

On 4 March, 2021, Malawi acceded to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York Convention), becoming the 167th state party to the Convention.

Connecting the dots – the case for transmission PPPs in Africa

March 08, 2021

The African power sector has long had an intense focus on increasing generation capacity above other aspects, but in recent years we have begun to see a shift.

African Legal Support Facility examines the future prospects for PPP transactions in Africa

February 05, 2021

On 9 December 2020, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) convened a webinar to examine the weaknesses exposed by the pandemic, and the potential solutions and new trajectories for African governments.

CAK leads the way in modernisation of African competition regimes

November 26, 2020

On 1 September 2020, the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) ceased to accept physical antitrust and merger filings and will exclusively accept submissions through its e-filing portal.

Time to reconsider Member State consultation in the COMESA merger control regime

August 27, 2020

The COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) recently called for comments on how the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the COMESA merger control regime could be mitigated.

Conditions overturned in Telkom Kenya/Airtel Kenya merger in first appeal under Kenyan Competition Act

July 21, 2020

On 4 May 2020, the Kenyan Competition Tribunal (the Tribunal) overturned a number of the conditions imposed by the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) on the Telkom Kenya/Airtel Kenya merger.

Ethiopia joins the New York Convention

March 11, 2020

On 13 February 2020, the Ethiopian parliament ratified the 1958 New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the NY Convention).

Kenya recognises supremacy of COMESA merger control regime

February 11, 2020

As part of a package of reforms, the supremacy of the COMESA merger control regime has finally been recognised in Kenya with the effect that COMESA mergers no longer need to be notified to the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK).