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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...

BOOK REVIEW: ARBITRATION IN AFRICA

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.

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.

CAS appoints first Ghanaian arbitrator

The Secretary General of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Richard Akpokavie, has become the first Ghanaian to be appointed as an arbitrator on the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS), the governing body of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Centurion first international firm to open in Cameroon

Centurion Law Group continues it pan-African expansion with the opening of an office in Douala this month. It is the first move by an international law firm into Cameroon and is fuelled by a resurgent oil and gas industry.

China controls 75% of oil investment in Sudan

Sudanese petroleum minister Mohamed Zayed Awad said that Chinese companies control 75 percent of foreign investment in Sudan’s oil sector.

China Oil says arbitration is next in US$1bn oil field dispute

PetroChina Co told a federal judge in Texas that their submission to arbitration in an African oil field dispute is worth potentially US$1bn settles the only purpose...

China-Africa Arbitration bodies sidestep international courts

In 2013, after the Gabonese government took back an oilfield it had licensed to Addax, alleging breach of contract, the Chinese company went to the International...

China-Africa Summit to review trade and investment ties: officials

A high-level summit of Chinese and African leaders due to take place on Dec. 4-5 in Johannesburg, South Africa, will revise the economic and social relations between the two sides, Chinese and Kenyan diplomats said in Nairobi Tuesday.

COMESA Court to revise its arbitration rules

The COMESA Court of Justice will revise its current Arbitration Rules to promote Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms and ensure it keep pace with the best international practices.

Congo seeks arbitration over copper mine sale

The Democratic Republic of Congo has turned to international courts in a bid to force Freeport-McMoRan Inc and Lundin Mining Corp to restructure terms of any exit from one of the country’s biggest mines.

CRCICA Director appointed in CAS ad-hoc division for Rio 2016

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is preparing to open a temporary office on the site of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in order to resolve legal disputes which may arise during the games.