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Africa well positioned to benefit from global green mineral boom

Africa Update

Africa is home to some 30% of the world’s mineral reserves, 8% of its natural gas reserves, and 12% of its oil reserves, according to the United Nations.  It also has 40% of the world’s gold, up to 90% of its chromium and platinum, and the largest reserves of cobalt, diamonds, platinum and uranium in […]

LEX Africa examines the progress of the AfCFTA

Africa Update

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is in it’s the second year of operation as Africa’s biggest trading platform. Expectations are high and pressure from African ministers may have provided the AfCFTA with much-need impetus. The AfCFTA topped the agenda at the African Union Heads of State and Government Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, […]

AfCFTA is a shining beacon on Africa Day!

Africa Update 1

The celebration of Africa Day on 25 May offers a chance to pause and survey the state of play on the continent after an extraordinary year. We look at some lessons learnt from the pandemic – with health and digital sectors to the fore. The global economy is expected to shrink by a massive 5.2% […]

One small step for Africa

Law Update 5

On April 2 the Gambia’s parliament wrote itself into modern African history when it ratified the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). It became the 22nd country to do so, pushing the plan across an agreed threshold for it to “come into force”. This does not mean African countries will be dropping tariff and non-tariff […]

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