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The risks and benefits of AI unpacked at Young Lawyers Symposium

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LEX Africa was the main sponsor of the Biennial International Bar Association (IBA) African Regional Forum Young Lawyers Symposium which was held in Kigali, Rwanda on 13 September 2023.  The Symposium connected young lawyers from different practices all over Africa to share best practices and discuss the different laws in their jurisdictions.  It also gave […]

Unpacking potential liability and costs of doing business in Africa arising from e-waste

Africa Update

A LEX Africa webinar on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues on the continent. Natalie Scott, director of Werksmans Attorneys, the LEX Africa member firm for South Africa, moderated the webinar and introduced the speakers from other LEX Africa member firms, namely Seyram Dzikunu, a partner at Ghanaian firm Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah, Hend El […]

Technology Media & Telecommunications in Africa update

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 […]

The progress of industrial development across Africa

Africa Update

Thirty-seven African countries have become more industrialised over the past eleven years, according to a recent report from the African Development Bank, the African Union and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). South Africa held top position, with Morocco in second place followed by Egypt, Tunisia, Mauritius, and Eswatini. And Djibouti, Benin, Mozambique, Senegal, […]

Mixed fortunes ahead for African countries in 2023

Africa Update

Economic growth in Africa is expected to slow to 3.8% in 2023, from 4.1% in 2022, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2023 report. In terms of how this is expected to play out across the continent, it says growth is expected to ramp up slightly in West Africa, remain […]

The progress of internet connectivity in Africa

Africa Update

The boost in undersea cable capacity that is on the cards for Africa bodes well for the acceleration of internet availability and quality across the continent. Among other things, it promises to pave the way for a fintech and data centre boom across the continent and change the fortunes of the African countries that embrace the opportunities it provides. According to research firm […]

Digital currencies and services gaining momentum across the continent

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A McKinsey report earlier this month highlights that although cash is still king in Africa its supremacy is likely to be increasingly challenged as e-payments gain momentum. With innovation escalating there is a shift in the way people pay for goods and services with electronic payments rapidly displacing cash and cryptocurrency and digital currencies emerging […]

Rwanda – One of the most successful and fastest growing economies in Africa

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Rwanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a small, landlocked and densely populated country of just over 13.5 million people, situated in the Great Rift Valley of Central Africa. Bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda is known for its breathtaking scenery, and its mountain gorillas are a particularly lucrative […]

Dispute resolution practices progressing across the continent

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Dispute resolution practices vary in many respects from one African country to another, although some significant similarities are apparent. The latter includes a predominance of preference for litigation in handling disputes, for various reasons, although arbitration is gaining increasing acceptance, while mediation is lagging behind. This was highlighted in the responses LEX Africa received from […]

M&A activity on the rise in Africa in 2022

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According to the recent Dealmakers Africa report, during the first quarter of 2022 the total value of deals in Africa – excluding South Africa – was $9,7 billion – an almost three-fold increase over that of Q1 2021 – off 196 transactions. North and West Africa were the two regions with the greatest deal activity, […]

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