Angola preparing to be the 157th New York Convention contracting state

The Republic of Angola, one of the top 5 Foreign Direct Investment recipients in Africa, is gearing up to become the 157th New York Convention contracting state.

Announcement: Internship Opportunity

A Law Firm based in Cairo, Egypt and founded in 1855 is willing to offer a four to six weeks internship (over the summer) in arbitration to graduates possessing a relevant degree...

Arbitral tribunal declines jurisdiction in case against Senegal

An Arbitral Tribunal at ICSID has held that it does not have jurisdiction to decide on a €41 million case brought against Senegal.

Arbitration awards can be fast tracked

THE Chief Justice (CJ), Mr Mohamed Othman Chande, has assured the Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators (TIA) that the judiciary will continue to fast track the timely disposal of the registration of arbitration awards...

Atlantique assurances lands in Cameroon, and thus enters CEMAC’s insurance market

A company named Atlantique Assurances Cameroun IARDT with a starting capital of CFA2.1 billion was established on February 4, 2016, in Douala. This can be read in a recently published legal notice...

Barrick Gold, Tanzania begin talks to resolve Acacia Mining dispute

To say Acacia Mining (LON:ACA) is having a rough time in Tanzania is to underestimate the challenges the company, one of the largest gold producers...

Barrick strikes deal with Tanzania to settle tax dispute

Barrick Gold (ABX.TO) said on Thursday that its African subsidiary Acacia Mining (ACAA.L) would pay $300 million (228.07 million pounds) and split ‘economic benefits’...

Benin court throws out Bollore bid for rail plan

Benin’s top court has rejected a bid by French group Bollore to recover control of a rail project to link Cotonou with Abidjan, a lawyer for a local firm told AFP...

Bloc puts off ratification of tripartite trade deal

The East African Community has postponed ratification of the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) from March to December this year, after failing to agree on...

Book Alert: The Transformation of Arbitration in Africa

This text examines the role of arbitration institutions generally in the arbitration process and in particular in the development of arbitration in Africa.

Book release: Contemporary issues in Arbitration

In July 2013, I had the privilege of attending, as the Trustee for Africa on the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) in London, to speak at the first ever...


This book gives focuses on arbitration law regimes and practices of key African jurisdictions as the running theme at a crucial time in the development of international dispute resolution on the continent.

Botswana reaches settlement in arbitration brought by Chinese firm

Sinohydro has backed out of a P92 million lawsuit in which the Chinese company was suing government over the termination of a contract to expand the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (SSKIA)...

BoU, Masaka leaders set for arbitration on disputed land

Leaders in Masaka District have unanimously agreed to seek an out of court arbitration to resolve the now controversial allocation of part of golf course land for the construction of a regional currency centre.

BRICS dispute resolution mechanism: Challenges ahead but promises much

Any intra-Brics framework will only be effective if awards rendered by such a body are enforceable without the added difficulty of getting entangled in domestic proceedings.

Cabinet approves International Arbitration Bill

The Cabinet has given its approval for the International Arbitration Bill to be introduced into Parliament.

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