Mali: sanctions, coups and security challenges – but hope springs eternal

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Mali is a large landlocked country in western Africa, and in the distant past it was one of the richest empires in West African History. Its most famous ruler was King Mansa Musa, who ruled from 1312 to 1337, reknowned for his wisdom, and said to be the wealthiest individual in the history of Africa and […]

Challenges abound in West Africa – but hope springs eternal

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By Amadou Barry – Counsel at Thiam & Associes – Guinea Conakry   The democratic progress of West African states achieved over the last decades is being undermined by disruptive events like military coups. Prior to the most recent military coup in the Republic of Guinea in September, the West African region experienced a military […]

Mali: The Regional Stock Exchange: A financing opportunity for SMEs

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Article by Dr. Boubou Keita of Satis Partners – Mali Financing the growth of SMEs is a major concern for the economies of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), dominated by these actors who are at the origin of the creation of many jobs. Financing difficulties in general and the cost of bank […]

LEX Africa welcomes new members for Egypt and Mali

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It gives us great pleasure to announce that two new members have joined the LEX Africa Alliance! Marghany Advocates (Egypt) and Satis Partners (Mali) Marghany Advocates is based in Cairo and is one of the leading corporate law firms in Egypt. They are recognised for their role in numerous landmark multi-jurisdictional, cross border transactions and […]