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In This Issue: - Leading the News - United States – Africa Relations - North Africa - East Africa - West Africa - Sub-Saharan Africa - General Africa News - Excerpt from Leading the News:...more

Will Foreign-Owned Mining Companies Build Africa’s Rail and Seaport Infrastructure?

Latham & Watkins partners Glen Ireland, Chair of the firm’s Mining & Metals Industry Group, and Clement Fondufe, Chair of the Africa Practice, look at the challenges facing foreign-owned mining companies and discuss how...more

Africa Update

In This Issue: Leading the News; United States – Africa Relations; North Africa; East Africa; West Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; and General Africa News. Excerpt from Leading the News - Egypt: On...more

Africa Update

In This Issue: Leading the News; United States – Africa Relations; North Africa; East Africa; West Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; and General Africa News. Excerpt from Leading the News - Uganda: On...more

Africa Update

In This Issue: Leading the News; United States – Africa Relations; North Africa; East Africa; West Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; and General Africa News. Excerpt from Leading the News - Libya: On...more

Africa Update

In This Issue: Leading the News; United States – Africa Relations; North Africa; East Africa; West Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; and General Africa News. Leading the News - Sudan: On March 7th, head...more

Electrify Africa Act: Catalyzing Investment Opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa

On February 27, 2014, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs passed H.R. 2548, the Electrify Africa Act, to improve access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, through a comprehensive U.S. government approach to electricity...more

Africa Update - March 6, 2014

In This Issue: Leading the News; United States – Africa Relations; North Africa; East Africa; West Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; and General Africa News. Excerpt from Leading the News: South Sudan...more

Africa’s Golden Opportunity To Engage the United States on Trade and Investment at the U.S. - Africa Leaders Summit

On January 21, 2014, the White House announced the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC to take place on August 5 and 6, 2014. President Obama invited leaders from across the African continent with the aim of...more

Africa Update - February 27, 2014

In This Issue: Leading the News; United States – Africa Relations; North Africa; East Africa; West Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; and General Africa News. Excerpt from Leading the News - Egypt: On...more

Conflict Minerals Update: D.C. Circuit Hears Oral Arguments

In the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, Congress required the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to adopt a rule requiring transparency and disclosure regarding the use of “conflict minerals” sourced from the Democratic Republic...more

On the cusp of a boom

Africa has long been viewed as a continent of untapped potential. Now favorable demographic and economic trends are attracting an influx of foreign investment, pointing toward a new era in its development, say Jason Kerr and...more

The new OHADA Uniform Act in a Nutshell

Legal integration in Francophone Africa results in particular from the “Uniform Acts” adopted by the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (“OHADA”), established by the Treaty signed in Port Louis...more

Africa Update - February 20, 2014

In This Issue: Leading the News; United States – Africa Relations; North Africa; East Africa; West Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; and General Africa News. Excerpt from Leading the News - South...more

Africa Update - February 13, 2014

In This Issue: Leading the News; United States – Africa Relations; North Africa; East Africa; West Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; and General Africa News. Excerpt from Leading the News - South...more

Africa Update - February 6, 2014

In This Issue: Leading the News; United States – Africa Relations; North Africa; East Africa; West Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; and General Africa News. Excerpt from Leading the News - African Union...more

A Revised Uniform Companies Code for the 17 African Countries of Ohada

A revised companies code was adopted by Ohada on 30 January 2014 (The Uniform Act on Commercial Companies and Economic Interest Groups; the “Revised Code”). The Revised Code adds tailwind to a fast developing market and...more

Africa Update - January 30, 2014

In This Issue: Leading the News; United States – Africa Relations; North Africa; East Africa; West Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; and General Africa News. Excerpt from Leading the News - African Union...more

Trade Facilitation: A Critical Element for Africa’s Place in the Global Value Chain

The case for regional integration in Africa has been made, by Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank, as well as by other well-known African authorities. So the question that now arises is how can regional...more

African Growth and Opportunity Act Renewal and its Importance to African Women

The African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) was enacted in 2000 to stimulate trade and investment between the United States and Sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2000, AGOA has been credited with more than doubling U.S. trade with...more

Africa Update - January 21, 2014

In This Issue: Leading the News; United States – Africa Relations; North Africa; East Africa; West Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; and General Africa News. Excerpt from Leading the News - U.S.-Africa Leaders...more

Africa Update - January 16, 2014

In This Issue: Leading the News; United States – Africa Relations; North Africa; East Africa; West Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; and General Africa News. Excerpt from Leading the News - South...more

East Africa: Tanzania introduces new model Production Sharing Agreement and Mozambique prepares to enact new Petroleum Law

Tanzania and Mozambique are in the process of developing new legislation and regulations for their emerging oil and gas sectors. The potential of these countries as new suppliers in the global natural gas market is attracting...more

Africa Update - January 9, 2014

In This Issue: Leading the News; United States – Africa Relations; North Africa; East Africa; West Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; and General Africa News. Excerpt from Leading the News - South...more

International Privacy - 2013 Year in Review - Africa

On August 22, 2013, after four years of deliberation, the South African Parliament passed the first comprehensive data protection legislation in South Africa, the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Bill. This Bill...more

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