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Africa Update

This e-bulletin highlights key legislative and regulatory developments in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors in sub-saharan Africa.  This issue covers the period 16 April 2023 to 15 July 2023 and includes developments from Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. eSwatini Notice […]

Renewable energy in the spotlight

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With global energy focused on carbon emissions in the run up to COP26, the role of Africa in the energy transition is once again under the spotlight. African policy makers are grappling with big questions about how to move their countries forward, particularly oil and coal producers, many of them under pressure from developed countries […]

The COMESA Competition Commission’s increasing emphasis on competition enforcement and conduct cases

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Article by: Pieter Steyn – Chairperson of LEX Africa, Director Werksmans Attorneys, South Africa The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) covers 21 countries namely Burundi, the Comoros, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Seychelles, Somalia, Tunisia Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The […]

Technology Media and Telecommunications Africa Quarterly e-Bulletin

Technology

Compiled by Wendy Rosenberg and Tebogo Sibidla of Werksmans Attorneys – South Africa. This e-bulletin highlights key legislative and regulatory developments in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors in sub-Saharan Africa.  This issue covers the period 16 January 2021 to 15 April 2021 includes developments from Botswana, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, […]

Technology Media And Telecommunications Africa Quarterly E Bulletin

Technology

This e-bulletin highlights key legislative and regulatory developments in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors in sub-Saharan Africa.  This issue covers the period 16 October 2020 to 15 January 2021 includes developments from Botswana, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Botswana Type Approval Verification […]

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Africa Quarterly E Bulletin – October 2020

Technology

This e-bulletin highlights key legislative and regulatory developments in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors in sub-Saharan Africa.  This issue covers the period 16 July to 15 October 2020 includes developments in Botswana, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe. Botswana Expression of Interest […]

The social media conundrum

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Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram and other social media technologies are hugely popular. But there is a dark side: misinformation and hate speech can affect societies in very negative ways. African governments are part of the global push to regulate social media – but how far should they go? Digital communication is in the crosshairs of the […]

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Update in Africa – July 2020

Technology

This e-bulletin highlights key legislative and regulatory developments in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors in sub-Saharan Africa.  This issue covers the period 16 April 2020 to 15 July 2020 includes developments Botswana, Ethiopia, Eswatini, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Botswana Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority intervention towards COVID‑19 […]

Ethiopia’s Arbitration law challenges

Ethiopia News

Tewodros Meheret, a senior lawyer at LEX Africa Ethiopian member, GETS Law Offices, and out-going president of the Ethiopian Bar Association, made an opening address at the East African International Arbitration Conference (EAIAC) in Addis Ababa recently. Arbitration is perceived as one of the alternative solutions to congestion in the court system and consequent delays […]

The new wave of Privatization in Ethiopia: A legal perspective…

Ethiopia News

Introduction Privatization can be an outcome of economic policy adopted by a government based on its ideological inclination or as a way out of economic challenges it has faced. It may entirely hinge on domestic considerations or could be prompted by external pressure as witnessed in connection with economic restructuring programs prescribed by the International […]

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