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Referee Lamptey’s ban, a true State Of Affairs in Ghana

Referee Lamptey’s ban, a true State Of Affairs in Ghana

Bad officiating is considered one of the major stumbling blocks that has marred the progress of the beautiful Ghanaian play and this assertion...

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Bafana Bafana will face Senegal in November in a replay of the World Cup qualifier, following a decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Bafana Bafana will face Senegal in November in a replay of the World Cup qualifier, following a decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

The bureau for the Fifa World Cup Qualifiers has ordered a replay of the qualification match between South Africa and Senegal, which was played on 12 November 2016...

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Burkina Faso turn to CAS over World Cup qualifying replay between Bafana and Senegal

Burkina Faso turn to CAS over World Cup qualifying replay between Bafana and Senegal

The Burkina Faso Football Federation (FBF) is appealing to the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) over the replaying of South Africa's 2018 World Cup qualifier with Senegal...

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Kenya forms team to negotiate international trade deals

Kenya forms team to negotiate international trade deals

The Government has formed a multi-agency council to coordinate bilateral, regional, inter-regional and multilateral trade...

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 Tanzanian gov't seeks release of seized Q400

Tanzanian gov't seeks release of seized Q400

A Canadian contractor has seized a Dash 8-400, msn 4559, that was due to have been delivered to Air Tanzania (TC, Dar-es-Salaam) last month...

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Repose confidence in local firms during international arbitration - AG told

Repose confidence in local firms during international arbitration - AG told

Government has been urged to rethink and restructure its arbitration procedures in order to save the state from incurring avoidable judgment debts...

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Ethiopia considers new partner in potash mine development

Ethiopia considers new partner in potash mine development

According to Bloomberg, Ethiopia is considering looking for a new partner to help develop a potash mine that was abandoned in 2016 by Israel Chemicals Ltd...

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AngloGold Ashanti close to re-opening Ghana’s Obuasi mine

AngloGold Ashanti close to re-opening Ghana’s Obuasi mine

AngloGold Ashanti is close to a decision to re-open the Obuasi mine depending on the outcome of talks with the Ghanaian government to finalise...

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Bid for consultancy services of dispute settlements in Ethiopia

Bid for consultancy services of dispute settlements in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Road Authority, as representative of the Federal Democratic Replubic of Ethiopia, intends to select dispute review expert (s) for the consultancy...

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ICC throws out Woyome's petition over GH¢51.2m debt

ICC throws out Woyome's petition over GH¢51.2m debt

The arbitration businessman Mr Alfred Agbesi Woyome filed at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)...

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Singapore High Court exempts Lesotho from arbitral award

Singapore High Court exempts Lesotho from arbitral award

The High Court of Singapore has set aside an arbitral award issued to Swissbourgh Diamond Mines and South African investors who claim their mining...

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PCA signed Cooperation Agreement with NCIA

PCA signed Cooperation Agreement with NCIA

On 11 September 2017, a Cooperation Agreement was concluded between the PCA and the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA).

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Evicted farmers to launch 'international' legal action against Zim

Evicted farmers to launch 'international' legal action against Zim

White farmers whose farms were forcibly taken over by supporters of President Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe say they have "launched a new...

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China to loan Guinea $20 bln in exchange for minerals

China to loan Guinea $20 bln in exchange for minerals

SChina agreed on Wednesday to loan Guinea $20 billion over almost 20 years in exchange for mineral concessions focused mainly on bauxite...

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S.Africa mining minister will not say contested charter is law: Chamber of Mines

S.Africa mining minister will not say contested charter is law: Chamber of Mines

South Africa’s Chamber of Mines said on Thursday that mines minister Mosebenzi Zwane had pledged in writing to a court that he would not publicly say...

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Nigerian, Australian firms get oil search licences in Uganda

Nigerian, Australian firms get oil search licences in Uganda

Uganda has issued three more oil exploration licences to Nigerian and Australian firms as the country steps up efforts to become...

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African Petroleum prepares to commence arbitration regarding is Gambia licences

African Petroleum prepares to commence arbitration regarding is Gambia licences

African Petroleum provides the following update regarding the A1 and A4 licences in The Gambia...

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Tanzania says to nationalise diamond consignment seized from Petra Diamonds

Tanzania says to nationalise diamond consignment seized from Petra Diamonds

Tanzania said on Saturday it planned to nationalise diamonds whose value it put at $29.5 million belonging to a mine majority owned by...

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Liberia’s Woodson wins CAS appeal and returns to LFA exco

Liberia’s Woodson wins CAS appeal and returns to LFA exco

Rochell Woodson, the Liberian FA executive committee member who was removed from her position at the LFA Congress in December 2016 while...

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Life bans upheld for 3 officials in doping, bribery case

Life bans upheld for 3 officials in doping, bribery case

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Life bans for the son of former IAAF President Lamine Diack and Russia's former top athletics official have been upheld in a doping and bribery case...

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FIFA to run crisis-hit Cameroon federation

FIFA to run crisis-hit Cameroon federation

FIFA has appointed a committee to run crisis-hit Cameroonian football as doubts grow over the country’s ability to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations...

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African Continental FTA Negotiations – the end game

African Continental FTA Negotiations – the end game

Stakes are high. If the CFTA is not launched this year, Africa will be the laughing stalk of the world, for failing to meet the deadline of 2017 set in 2012...

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Centrotherm to cut profit forecast on Algerian arbitration loss

Centrotherm to cut profit forecast on Algerian arbitration loss

Aug 4 (Renewables Now) - German solar machinery maker Centrotherm International (FRA:CTNK) yesterday said it will cut its profit forecast for the year due to...

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Far files Senegal arbitration

Far files Senegal arbitration

Far Ltd. made a request today (20 June) to the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris to start arbitration proceedings to resolve the current...

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Barrick Gold, Tanzania begin talks to resolve Acacia Mining dispute

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...

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Tanzania Edges Towards Mine Nationalization Amidst Disputes With Foreign Mining Companies

Tanzania Edges Towards Mine Nationalization Amidst Disputes With Foreign Mining Companies

Tanzania is edging closer and closer to a total nationalization of the country’s mining sector. The spirit of recent laws passed by the Parliament...

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AngloGold battles Tanzanian laws

AngloGold battles Tanzanian laws

AngloGold Ashanti's subsidiaries in Tanzania have initiated arbitration proceedings to protect their interests in case the government changes...

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Cobalt International Energy group trying to sell oil assets in Angola despite arbitration

Cobalt International Energy group trying to sell oil assets in Angola despite arbitration

The American Cobalt International Energy group is negotiating with potential buyers of the two blocs it holds in Angolan pre-salt which are involved in...

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Ethiopia: Sabir Argaw Sees Significant Gains in Court Fighting Wilmar

Ethiopia: Sabir Argaw Sees Significant Gains in Court Fighting Wilmar

Sabir Argaw has won a milestone ruling over his business partners, Wilmar, after judges at the Federal High Court passed a verdict yesterday...

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ITLOS to deliver judgment in Ghana-Cote d’Ivoire oil boundary dispute next month

ITLOS to deliver judgment in Ghana-Cote d’Ivoire oil boundary dispute next month

There is uncertainty in Ghana and Ivory Coast as the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) prepares to deliver its judgment...

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Airtel locks horns with distributors over Sh400 million commission contracts

Airtel locks horns with distributors over Sh400 million commission contracts

NAIROBI, KENYA: Kenya’s second largest telecommunications provider Airtel is currently locked in a dispute with distributors over a new commissions policy...

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Botswana reaches settlement in arbitration brought by Chinese firm

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)...

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CEC seeks arbitration in Mopani power cut

CEC seeks arbitration in Mopani power cut

THE Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) has asked the Kitwe High Court to stay the ongoing proceedings between them and Mopani Copper Mines...

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Ghana secures 15-year gas deal from Equatorial Guinea

Ghana secures 15-year gas deal from Equatorial Guinea

The government of Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Equatorial Guinea to receive Liquefied Natural Gas...

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MAURITIUS BECOMES THE TOP INVESTMENT DESTINATION IN AFRICA

MAURITIUS BECOMES THE TOP INVESTMENT DESTINATION IN AFRICA

Despite a larger economy and a much bigger population, South Africa’s political uncertainty and failure to draw cost-sensitive...

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Equatorial Guinea demands €73m from Total over fraudulent fuel sale

Equatorial Guinea demands €73m from Total over fraudulent fuel sale

Equatorial Guinea is demanding 48 billion CFA francs (73 million euros) payment from Total. The Cnetral African country is...

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UK court allows application for setting aside by Seychelles company

UK court allows application for setting aside by Seychelles company

Vijay Construction, a Seychelles company, applied to have an US18 million award against it set aside in London...

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Golar wins arbitration award on Ghana FSRU

Golar wins arbitration award on Ghana FSRU

Ghana’s hopes for a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) have slipped, with Golar LNG receiving an interim arbitration award.

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LAGOS COURT OF ARBITRATION- YOUNG ARBITRATORS NETWORK (LCA-YAN) COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION MOOT 2017 - INAUGURAL EDITION

LAGOS COURT OF ARBITRATION- YOUNG ARBITRATORS NETWORK (LCA-YAN) COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION MOOT 2017 - INAUGURAL EDITION

It is now common knowledge that Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution are crucial factors to investment development and economic growth...

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Sudan bans Egyptian farm, animal product imports amid tensions

Sudan bans Egyptian farm, animal product imports amid tensions

Sudan’s cabinet has approved a ban on imports of agricultural and animal products from Egypt, Sudan’s state news agency SUNA said on Tuesday.

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The International Chamber of Commerce launches Kenyan chapter, the first in Eastern Africa

The International Chamber of Commerce launches Kenyan chapter, the first in Eastern Africa

The International Chamber of Commerce (The ICC) has launched the Kenyan chapter ICC-Kenya, which is a first in Eastern Africa.

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ECOWAS Admits Morocco, But Studying Implications

ECOWAS Admits Morocco, But Studying Implications

The Northern African country of Morocco’s request to join the West African regional body has been approved in principle by ECOWAS...

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UNCTAD releases Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Review of Developments in 2016

UNCTAD releases Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Review of Developments in 2016

The IIA Issues Note reviews developments in treaty-based investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) in 2016. It contains an overview of cases initiated in the past year, overall case outcomes and an in-depth analysis of arbitral decisions.

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Nigeria foreign investment inflow declines 41 per cent; lowest in ten years

Nigeria foreign investment inflow declines 41 per cent; lowest in ten years

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, on Wednesday said the total value of capital imported into Nigeria in the first quarter of 2017 was estimated to be $908.27 million, the lowest in ten years...

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Tanzania leads regional peers in foreign direct investment

Tanzania leads regional peers in foreign direct investment

Dar es Salaam — A new United Nations (UN) report has said Tanzania is among the top ten recipients of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa for 2016...

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Zimbabwe owes Eskom $80 million

Zimbabwe owes Eskom $80 million

Power outages in Zimbabwe can begin as early as next week if the bill of more than $ 80 million owing to Eskom is not paid.

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Zimbabwe: Germany Demands Compensation for Land Grabbed From Its Citizens

Zimbabwe: Germany Demands Compensation for Land Grabbed From Its Citizens

Compensation for German nationals who lost their farms during Zimbabwe's controversial land reforms is an "urgent and important" issue, Berlin's chief diplomat to Harare has said.

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$2b Lawsuit Has Investors Worried About Angola

$2b Lawsuit Has Investors Worried About Angola

US-based oil company Cobalt filed for arbitration for a $2-billion suit against Angola’s state-run Sonangol oil giant last week, according to court documents found by Reuters.

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Fresh row hits KCB’s arbitration push in software piracy suit

Fresh row hits KCB’s arbitration push in software piracy suit

KCB Group is locked in a fresh row with an IT firm on whether a multi-million-shilling lawsuit where the bank has been accused of software piracy should be settled out of court.

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World Bank’s IFC, OPEC Fund drag Ghanaian firm to London court

World Bank’s IFC, OPEC Fund drag Ghanaian firm to London court

International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private lending arm of the World Bank Group, has dragged indigenous Ghanaian company Quantum Oil Terminals...

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India: Enforcement Of A Foreign Arbitral Award And FEMA, 1999

India: Enforcement Of A Foreign Arbitral Award And FEMA, 1999

On 11 April 2017, the Hon'ble High Court of Delhi (High Court), pronounced its judgment in a case where the enforcement of a foreign arbitral award...

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

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...

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China-Africa Arbitration bodies sidestep international courts

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...

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Fed Govt appoints Adenipekun Hague Arbitration Court member

Fed Govt appoints Adenipekun Hague Arbitration Court member

The Federal Government has appointed Mr Adebayo Adenipekun (SAN) as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands.

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Tolu Obamuroh running for Young ICCA Co-Chair

Tolu Obamuroh running for Young ICCA Co-Chair

In our constant efforts to promote and support African Practitioners, we urge all our Members to vote for Tolu Obamuroh in the upcoming elections of Young ICCA Co-Chair.

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The West African International Arbitration Conference (WAIAC) charts future of investment arbitration in Africa

The West African International Arbitration Conference (WAIAC) charts future of investment arbitration in Africa

More than 80 lawyers, international arbitration practitioners and government officials gathered in Abidjan last week in a lively exchange on the future of...

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Announcement: Internship Opportunity

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...

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Cameroon signs the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

Cameroon signs the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

On 11 May, Cameroon signed the United Nations Convention in Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration ("The Mauritius Convention on Transparency")

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US firm demands Sh53bn from Tanzania power supplier Tanesco for breach of contract

US firm demands Sh53bn from Tanzania power supplier Tanesco for breach of contract

US-based Symbion Power has taken Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) to the International Court of Arbitration in Paris seeking $561 million settlement...

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Woyome drags Ghana to International Court of Arbitration

Woyome drags Ghana to International Court of Arbitration

The International Court of Arbitration has acknowledged receipt of a request from embattled Ghanaian businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome to arbitrate in the controversial...

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U.S. firm Cobalt threatens arbitration over Angolan oil assets

U.S. firm Cobalt threatens arbitration over Angolan oil assets

A Swiss court ordered Egypt to pay $2 billion on Friday to a state-run Israeli electricity company as compensation for suspended gas shipments due to frequent...

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Swiss court obliges Egypt to pay $2 bln to Israel over suspension of gas exports

Swiss court obliges Egypt to pay $2 bln to Israel over suspension of gas exports

A Swiss court ordered Egypt to pay $2 billion on Friday to a state-run Israeli electricity company as compensation for suspended gas shipments due to frequent...

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Egypt’s oil companies plan return to Libya

Egypt’s oil companies plan return to Libya

The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and Egypt’s petroleum projects construction company Petrojet are looking to reactivate their presence on Libya.

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RPT-Libyan wealth fund trial against SocGen to start in UK court

RPT-Libyan wealth fund trial against SocGen to start in UK court

Libya's$67 billion sovereign wealth fund will go head-to-head with Societe Generale in London's High Court on Tuesday over claims the French investment bank paid $58.5 million...

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Bloc puts off ratification of tripartite trade deal

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...

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First Donkey Abattoir Shuts Down

First Donkey Abattoir Shuts Down

Just three weeks after becoming operational, the Bishoftu City Administration has shut down the first donkey abattoir, Shandong Dong. Located 48Km away from Addis Abeba...

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Woodside completes Senegal deal, FAR disputes it

Woodside completes Senegal deal, FAR disputes it

Exploration firm Far Ltd. has disputed announcements by both Woodside Petroleum and ConocoPhillips that a deal between the two firms over assets in Senegal has completed.

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Nigeria, India trade hits $643.3 bn in one year

Nigeria, India trade hits $643.3 bn in one year

The Indian High Commission has said that the total trade between Nigeria and India in the past one year has hit $643.3 billion...

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Does Cultural Diversity Improve or Hinder The Quality of Arbitral Justice?

Does Cultural Diversity Improve or Hinder The Quality of Arbitral Justice?

The answer to this question might seem simple, but consider an instance of a commercial arbitration between a Chinese company and an African state arising out...

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PUBLIC PROSECUTION TO CHALLENGE ARBITRAL AWARDS

PUBLIC PROSECUTION TO CHALLENGE ARBITRAL AWARDS

The Egyptian court of cassation empowers the public prosecution to challenge arbitral awards violating the regulation of foreign ownership of real estate...

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Kigali Arbitration Centre handles cases worth $100m

Kigali Arbitration Centre handles cases worth $100m

Kigali International Arbitration Centre has received 54 cases, worth $100 million, since its official commencement in 2012, involving petitioners of ten different nationalities.

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Israeli Gas Company Wins Ruling to Sue Egypt Over Failed Deal

Israeli Gas Company Wins Ruling to Sue Egypt Over Failed Deal

Arbitrators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes ruled in favor of the Israeli gas company of Ampal to sue the Egyptian government...

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Equatorial Guinea appears at CAS over Women's World Cup ban

Equatorial Guinea appears at CAS over Women's World Cup ban

On 6 March, Angola deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, commonly known as the New York Convention.

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Angola accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

Angola accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

On 6 March, Angola deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, commonly known as the New York Convention.

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Cabinet approves International Arbitration Bill

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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Book Alert: The Transformation of Arbitration in Africa

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.

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DC Court grants enforcement to Salini award against Morocco

DC Court grants enforcement to Salini award against Morocco

Salini’s petition to have an ICC award against Morocco recognized, confirmed and Enforced was granted by a DC Court on February 10,2017.

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Morocco seeks to join Economic Committee Of West African States

Morocco seeks to join Economic Committee Of West African States

Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation has unveiled on Friday, February 24, that Morocco has informed the President of Liberia and the current President of the Economic Community of West African States...

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$15m Gold refinery opens in Uganda

$15m Gold refinery opens in Uganda

A regional gold refinery worth $15 million on Monday opened in Uganda in a bid to reduce revenue lost due to export of raw gold.While opening the refinery here, 40km south of the capital Kampala, Ugandan...

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Rwanda, India sign three bilateral deals

Rwanda, India sign three bilateral deals

President Paul Kagame yesterday received Indian Vice-President Shri Hamid Ansari, who paid him a courtesy call at Village Urugwiro.

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DP World cleared in Djibouti arbitration

DP World cleared in Djibouti arbitration

Port operator DP World has been cleared of all charges over its operation of the Doraleh Contrainer Terminal in Djibouti, a statement from Dubai Media Office said on Tuesday.

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COMESA Court to revise its arbitration rules

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.

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Ex-Bafana coach Mashaba goes to CAS

Ex-Bafana coach Mashaba goes to CAS

The matter between former Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba and SAFA is now set for arbitration.

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Republic of Guinea ordered to pay arbitrator’s fees in Getma case

Republic of Guinea ordered to pay arbitrator’s fees in Getma case

In a dispute that came out of a port concession between the French company Getma International and the Republic of Guinea, the dispute was brought before to the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration of the OHADA.

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No foreign investor withdraw due to unrest

No foreign investor withdraw due to unrest

Addis Ababa February 11/2017 Despite the damage occurred on foreign investments following the unrest in parts of the country, no foreign investor has withdrawn investments because of the unrest and the damage...

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Will new law attract more foreign investment to Egypt?

Will new law attract more foreign investment to Egypt?

Egypt has finally come out with the much-anticipated new investment law, raising debate among economists about whether the amendments introduced to the law would lure more foreign direct investment (FDI) to the country.

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Egyptian athlete handed 2 year suspension

Egyptian athlete handed 2 year suspension

Egyptian javelin thrower Ihab Abdelrahman has been suspended for two years after his B-sample returned positive after further testing in Barcelona.

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Sonatrach wins arbitration case

Sonatrach wins arbitration case

Algeria's Sonatrach has announced that it has won an international arbitration case concerning a contract disagreement with Medex Petroleum North Africa.

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West African company wins arbitration dispute

West African company wins arbitration dispute

Avesoro Resources Inc. the TSX and AIM listed West African gold producer, is pleased to advise that further to the announcement issued by the Company on 8 December 2015

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Settlement reached in Gecamines- Tenke time

Settlement reached in Gecamines- Tenke time

The Democratic Republic of Congo has dropped its opposition to the sale of the Tenke Fungurume mine by Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) and Lundin Mining’s (TSX:LUN) to Chinese investors for $3.8 billion.

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Lesotho challenges arbitration award in Swissbourgh Diamond Mining case

Lesotho challenges arbitration award in Swissbourgh Diamond Mining case

In a published court decision related to the appointment of Samuel Sherratt Wordsworth, Queen’s Counsel of England as the counsel representing the State of Lesotho

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Book release: Contemporary issues in Arbitration

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 ...

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SA, Chad sign bilateral agreement on aviation

SA, Chad sign bilateral agreement on aviation

Pretoria - South Africa and Chad have signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) which is expected to bring opportunities that will grow the aviation industry in both countries.

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Premier League Soccer Chairman quits over CAS dispute

Premier League Soccer Chairman quits over CAS dispute

CHICKEN Inn FC chairman Lifa Ncube yesterday dropped a bombshell, announcing that he will be stepping down from his position at the end of the month.

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CAS appoints first Ghanaian arbitrator

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).

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Tribunal to hear Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire dispute

Tribunal to hear Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire dispute

Hearing of the dispute concerning the delimitation of the maritime boundary dispute between Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire in the Atlantic Ocean has been scheduled for hearing from February 6 to 16, 2017.

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Investment Incentives to Promote Economic Development in Morocco

Investment Incentives to Promote Economic Development in Morocco

Rabat – According to the Oxford Business Group (OBG), Morocco’s new investment incentives are expected to boost economic development.

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BoU, Masaka leaders set for arbitration on disputed land

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.

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Government response on oil cash bonus

Government response on oil cash bonus

AG William Byaruhanga issues a statement on the so-called presidential handshake that has inspired a lot of debate.

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Investors unfazed by Ivory Coast's two-day mutiny

Investors unfazed by Ivory Coast's two-day mutiny

Soldiers rampaging through Ivory Coast in a two-day mutiny have done little to dent investors' faith that President Alassane Ouattara will retain...

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Tullow hints at Kenya oil wells sale after Uganda deal with Total

Tullow hints at Kenya oil wells sale after Uganda deal with Total

British explorer Tullow has hinted at a possible sale of shares in its Kenyan oil wells after selling slightly over a fifth of its stake

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Algeria's Sonatrach wins arbitration against Repsol over profit sharing

Algeria's Sonatrach wins arbitration against Repsol over profit sharing

The Algerian oil consortium group, Sonatrach has won a law suite against Spanish Repsol in the international court arbitration

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Mali government orders closure of Rangold offices

Mali government orders closure of Rangold offices

The Government of Mali has decided to close the offices of the producer of gold Randgold resources in Bamako, as it announced on Monday

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Rwanda, Morocco sign 19 pacts as Kagame hosts King Mohammed VI

Rwanda, Morocco sign 19 pacts as Kagame hosts King Mohammed VI

Rwanda and the Kingdom of Morocco, yesterday, signed 19 agreements in a bid to strengthen bilateral ties and create opportunities for citizens of the two nations.

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Botswana’s diamond industry hopes to sparkle once more

Botswana’s diamond industry hopes to sparkle once more

Botswana is Africa’s largest diamond producer.

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Transnational Dispute Management publishes Special issue on Africa

Transnational Dispute Management publishes Special issue on Africa

Prepared by Thomas Snider, Prof. Won Kidane and Perry Bechky this Special Issue presents diverse views on a number of salient topics affecting international arbitration involving the African continent.

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Exxon Mobil ordered to pay USD75 billion fine in Chad

Exxon Mobil ordered to pay USD75 billion fine in Chad

A Chadian tribunal has ordered the oil company Exxon Mobil to pay fines of a total value of $74 billion. Almost seven times the GDP of Chad.

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Congo seeks arbitration over copper mine sale

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.

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Tunisia and Somalia apply to join COMESA

Tunisia and Somalia apply to join COMESA

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) is considering admitting Somalia and Tunisia into the bloc.

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BRICS dispute resolution mechanism: Challenges ahead but promises much

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.

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FDI: the emerging trends in SADC

FDI: the emerging trends in SADC

THE international investment landscape has been shifting over the past two decades. Governments are increasingly realising the potential for foreign direct investment (FDI) to achieve not only economic growth, but developmental objectives as well.

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Suspended Kenyan Olympic officials visit Switzerland for arbitration

Suspended Kenyan Olympic officials visit Switzerland for arbitration

Suspended Kenyan sports officials led by Kipchoge Keino have travelled to International Olympics Committee (IOC) headquarters in Switzerland hopeful to revert their expulsion.

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AfDB To Launch Africa Investment Forum

AfDB To Launch Africa Investment Forum

The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a proposal to launch an ‘Africa Investment Forum (AIF)’—a meeting place for investors interested in Africa.

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Seadrill Partners LLC - Tullow Declares 'Force Majeure' On The Semi-Submersible West Leo In Ghana

Seadrill Partners LLC - Tullow Declares 'Force Majeure' On The Semi-Submersible West Leo In Ghana

Tullow Declares "Force Majeure" On The Semi-Submersible West Leo In Ghana, West Africa. The total backlog loss disputed is approximately $357 million. The case will go to arbitration and may take about 18 months to be resolved.

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Morocco ratifies 3 Bilateral Investment Treaties

Morocco ratifies 3 Bilateral Investment Treaties

10 years after its signature in Dakar, the Bilateral Investment Treaty (“BIT”) between Morocco and Senegal finally enters into force;

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ICSID Tribunal awards US$148 million against Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO)

ICSID Tribunal awards US$148 million against Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO)

In a decision issued on September 12 the arbitral tribunal awarded Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, the claimant, US$148.4 million...

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Morocco officially requests to join the African Union

Morocco officially requests to join the African Union

New York, USA – 22 September 2016: The Kingdom of Morocco has officially submitted a request to accede to the African Union (AU) Constitutive Act, and therefore, become a Member of the Union.

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Egypt needs regulations to become more business-friendly: IFC regional director

Egypt needs regulations to become more business-friendly: IFC regional director

In 2016, the IFC invested a total of $352m in 7 projects across Egypt’s banking, manufacturing, infrastructure, and hospitality sectors

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Focus Now On Magufuli After Ruling On Tanesco

Focus Now On Magufuli After Ruling On Tanesco

Dar es Salaam — The recent ruling by a World Bank affiliated tribunal, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) that has ordered the national power firm, Tanesco, to pay Standard Chartered Bank-Hong Kong (SCB-HK) a staggering $148.5 million

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Somali border claims ‘absurd, hurtful’, Kenya tells top UN court

Somali border claims ‘absurd, hurtful’, Kenya tells top UN court

Kenya on Monday rebuked Somalia for dragging it before the UN’s top court to defend a maritime border dispute that could decide the fate of potentially lucrative Indian Ocean oil and gas reserves.

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Amend arbitration law now, says Rhodes-Vivour

Amend arbitration law now, says Rhodes-Vivour

The Arbitration and Conciliation Act is due for amendment, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) UK, Nigeria Branch chairperson, Mrs Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour, has said.

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PCA Tribunal issues award against Sao Tome

PCA Tribunal issues award against Sao Tome

In an arbitral proceedings instituted by the Republic of Malta on 22 October 2013 against the Democratic Republic of São Tomé before the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the tribunal submitted an award on September 5th.

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Japan pledges 30 billion USD for Africa

Japan pledges 30 billion USD for Africa

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that his country will commit 30 billion USD in public and private support for infrastructure development on the continent.

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Second China-Africa investment forum opens in Guangzhou

Second China-Africa investment forum opens in Guangzhou

The second China-Africa Investment forum opened on Wednesday in Guangzhou China.

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ICSID Tribunal issues award on GETMA vs. Guinea case

ICSID Tribunal issues award on GETMA vs. Guinea case

The dispute relates to the termination of a concession relating to the container terminal in the port fall of Conakry, its extension and the development of a space of the railway station concluded.

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Ajaokuta: Global Steel abandons arbitration, gets Itakpe

Ajaokuta: Global Steel abandons arbitration, gets Itakpe

Global Steel Holdings Limited (GSHL) may have abandoned the arbitration process that it instituted at the London Court of International Arbitration, to reclaim the Ajaokuta Steel Complex from which it was sacked by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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Establish arbitrating body and place economic embargo on trade violators, stakeholders urge ECOWAS

Establish arbitrating body and place economic embargo on trade violators, stakeholders urge ECOWAS

Organised Private Sector Operators, government agencies and officials of ECOWAS and development partners are pushing for full implementation of the Economic Community of West Africa States, ECOWAS’ trade liberalisation scheme...

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Uganda issues oil production licences, targets 2020

Uganda issues oil production licences, targets 2020

Uganda on Tuesday issued oil production licences to the French group Total and British company Tullow. Energy Minister Irene Muloni said first oil production is now expected in 2020.

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SA-Zim trade war: Time for WTO intervention?

SA-Zim trade war: Time for WTO intervention?

The current dispute between South Africa and Zimbabwe relating to the latter’s import restrictions on groceries and other products such as building materials underlines the importance of a vibrant dispute resolution system in trade relations.

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UK Court sets aside charging order against Nigeria

UK Court sets aside charging order against Nigeria

In a judgment issued this month, the English High Court has set aside a charging order enforcing an arbitral award and related foreign judgment made against the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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

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.

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Singapore inks bilateral agreements with Ethiopia, Mozambique and Nigeria

Singapore inks bilateral agreements with Ethiopia, Mozambique and Nigeria

Singapore on Wednesday (Aug 24) inked bilateral tax, investment and air services agreements with Ethiopia, Mozambique and Nigeria at the Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF).

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Zimbabwe investment traffic falls 70 percent

Zimbabwe investment traffic falls 70 percent

Zimbabwe scored an own goal by nationalising diamond mining in the vast Marange fields, with investment traffic to Zimbabwe falling by as much as 70 percent, Parliament heard yesterday.

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BOOK REVIEW: ARBITRATION IN AFRICA

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.

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Kigali investments summit to 'demystify' Africa's potential

Kigali investments summit to 'demystify' Africa's potential

Despite abundant business and investment prospects in Africa, there continues to be negative perceptions and stereotypes about the continent which are said to often prevent investors from pursuing opportunities.

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Arbitral tribunal declines jurisdiction in case against Senegal

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.

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Nigeria's NNPC & Spain’s REPSOL to Negotiate Refining Deal

Nigeria's NNPC & Spain’s REPSOL to Negotiate Refining Deal

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Spanish national oil company, REPSOL have indicated their willingness to enter into a petroleum refining deal.

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Uganda to host the 4th Edition of the East Africa International Arbitration Conference

Uganda to host the 4th Edition of the East Africa International Arbitration Conference

Now in its 4th Edition, East Africa International Arbitration Conference (EAIAC) (EAArbitration.com) has grown to become an authoritative platform in East Africa promoting the region’s legal capacity...

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South Africa's Arbitration bill the first step towards investment repair

South Africa's Arbitration bill the first step towards investment repair

The recently gazetted draft International Arbitration Bill will finally see SA adopting the Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, developed 30 years ago by the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

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Japan Tobacco seals $510 million monopoly shares deal in Ethiopia

Japan Tobacco seals $510 million monopoly shares deal in Ethiopia

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has finally sealed a deal, following its record high offer in Ethiopia’s privatisation history – half a billion dollars for the acquisition of 40pc of the National Tobacco Enterprise.

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Meet Dr. Gaston Kenfack Djouajni: President of the 49th Session of UNCITRAL

Meet Dr. Gaston Kenfack Djouajni: President of the 49th Session of UNCITRAL

The United Nations Convention on International Trade Law has elected a new president during its 49th Session held in New York from June 27 to July 15 2016.

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China controls 75% of oil investment in Sudan

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.

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Nigeria will abide by ICJ’s verdict on Bakassi

Nigeria will abide by ICJ’s verdict on Bakassi

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said his administration would abide by the decision of the International Court of Justice on the Nigeria-Cameroon border.

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Kenyan Attorney General leads delegation to China on a Learning Mission

Kenyan Attorney General leads delegation to China on a Learning Mission

A multi-agency delegation tackling corruption and drug related crimes arrived in China on Tuesday.

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South Sudan Olympic committee taken to Court of Sport Arbitration

South Sudan Olympic committee taken to Court of Sport Arbitration

A legal challenge has begun in the Court of Arbitration for Sport over excluding Mangar Chuot, a Perth-based South Sudanese athlete, from the country’s Olympic team.

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

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.

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Egyptian renewable energy disinvestment over price and arbitration disagreements

Egyptian renewable energy disinvestment over price and arbitration disagreements

Italy’s Enel Green Power has exited the renewable energy market in Egypt and is seeking compensation for investments it has already injected, according to Al-Borsa newspaper.

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Meet the Ghanaian who stared down China on behalf of the world

Meet the Ghanaian who stared down China on behalf of the world

He's the 84-year-old judge from the far side of the world who just stared down China.

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Tema Youth wins case against Ghana FA at CAS

Tema Youth wins case against Ghana FA at CAS

Tema Youth have won their case against the Ghana Football Association (GFA) at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over their protest case against Dreams FC.

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Africa, China continue to strike investment deals

Africa, China continue to strike investment deals

Africa continues to attract the interest of global investors and the world’s biggest market. China’s investment ventures in Africa strongly suggest that the continent is seen as the new sleeping giant.

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New Investment Promotion Bill at advanced stage

New Investment Promotion Bill at advanced stage

The New Investment Promotion Bill has progressed to its final stages and was submitted to legal drafters for scrutiny before tabling in parliament.

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Arbitration awards can be fast tracked

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...

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Enforcement proceeding filed in DC court against Cape Verde

Enforcement proceeding filed in DC court against Cape Verde

Sterling Merchant Finance Limited has applied for the enforcement PCA award before the DC Court in June.

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Seizure of assets of the Congo validated by Paris Court in €900 million claim

Seizure of assets of the Congo validated by Paris Court in €900 million claim

The Court of Appeal of Paris has confirmed on Thursday the decision by the Court of Cassation a little more than a year ago regarding the seizure of assets in France of the Republic of Congo.

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Liberia ratifies WTO Agreement, becomes 163rd member

Liberia ratifies WTO Agreement, becomes 163rd member

The House of Representatives has concurred with the Liberian Senate on the ratification of Liberia’s accession protocol to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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Egypt yet to pay Shell $1.1Bn in exchange for its shares

Egypt yet to pay Shell $1.1Bn in exchange for its shares

The dues owed to British Gas (BG) and Dutch company Shell by the Ministry of Petroleum have increased to $1.1bn, compared to $1bn in April, in return for the partner’s share in the produced gas from El-Borollos and Rasheed fields.

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Kenya sued by Obama-linked firm over Sh15b power project

Kenya sued by Obama-linked firm over Sh15b power project

Kinangop Wind Power (KWP) has dragged Kenya to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) where it is demanding compensation after it failed to agree with landowners on the intended site of the wind farm.

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Sakunda sued for US$1,8 million

Sakunda sued for US$1,8 million

ENERGY firm, Sakunda Holdings — which is currently embroiled in a questionable tender deal linked to the Dema emergency diesel power plant — is being sued for US$1,8 million by local property developer, Augur Investments

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Tanzania backs out of EAC deal with EU over Brexit

Tanzania backs out of EAC deal with EU over Brexit

Tanzania has said it will not sign an economic partnership agreement (EPA) between East Africa Community (EAC) and European Union (EU) following Brexit.

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DC Court rejects enforcement of $44 Million award against Liberia

DC Court rejects enforcement of $44 Million award against Liberia

GSS applied for the recognition of the London award in DC courts in 2009 and 2012. The court dismissed both applications, GSS appealed the decisions. 

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Mauritius firm serves arbitration notice on Sun TV case

Mauritius firm serves arbitration notice on Sun TV case

(March 7, 2016): A Mauritius-based firm has served international arbitration notice to the government over a case related to alleged transfer of funds to Sun Direct TV.

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Total files arbitration against Algeria on oil tax change

Total files arbitration against Algeria on oil tax change

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, July 2 (Reuters) - French oil major Total has filed a request for arbitration against Algeria for changing profit-sharing terms on oil and gas contracts in the mid-2000s, Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanne said on Saturday.

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India’s Modi begins four-nation tour of Africa

India’s Modi begins four-nation tour of Africa

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday kicked off a four-nation tour of Africa, as India scrambles to catch up with its Asian rival China’s strong presence on the continent.

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Resource curse comes to Mozambique?

Resource curse comes to Mozambique?

Mozambique, which was poised to take off as the world’s third-biggest natural gas producer, is instead now teetering on the brink of a major sovereign debt default, which is threatening to jeopardise its eagerly anticipated gas-fired boom.

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South Sudan assets seized in Kenya based on arbitration award

South Sudan assets seized in Kenya based on arbitration award

A Khartoum-based contractor has been given the green light to attach assets belonging to the government of South Sudan in Kenya, including bank accounts and imports passing through the country, to recover a $41.9 million claim.

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Update on PCA award challenged in Ethiopia

Update on PCA award challenged in Ethiopia

I-Arb Africa has secured the dissenting opinion and document filed for the challenge to a €20 million PCA award made in favor of the Claimant, Consta Joint Venture, before Ethiopian courts.

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Sudan passes new arbitration act

Sudan passes new arbitration act

This week the government of Sudan has passed a new arbitration act.

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South African Investment act may clash with SADC Treaty

South African Investment act may clash with SADC Treaty

Legal practitioners have been saying for some time now that SA’s Protection of Investment Act is not in sync with the country’s commitments under the Southern African Development Community Protocol on Finance and Investment (SADC Protocol).

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Egypt FA to appeal to Court of Arbitration for Sports

Egypt FA to appeal to Court of Arbitration for Sports

Egyptian Football Association (EFA) have lodged a formal complaint after the results of FIFA’s special June ranking.

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Egypt wins ICC arbitration case

Egypt wins ICC arbitration case

The Paris-based International Court of Arbitration has ruled that Egypt's state gas board EGAS will not have to pay a $270 million fine related to gas cuts at its foreign-owned liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant

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Libya sues Goldman Sachs for $1.2bn

Libya sues Goldman Sachs for $1.2bn

Libya’s $67bn sovereign wealth fund takes Goldman Sachs to court in London this week over claims the US investment bank exploited the fund...

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Egypt includes mandatory arbitration in Cairo in PPA agreements

Egypt includes mandatory arbitration in Cairo in PPA agreements

Solar developers looking to tap into Egypt face new constraints after Cairo changed regulations, omitting the option of international arbitration.

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Al Amoudi files arbitration case against Morocco in two locations

Al Amoudi files arbitration case against Morocco in two locations

After having suffered a loss before Moroccan courts, Al Amoudi, President of coral Petroleum, has reportedly filed an arbitration case against the Moroccan government...

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Tribunal constituted in ICSID case against Tanzania

Tribunal constituted in ICSID case against Tanzania

The arbitral tribunal was constituted in an arbitration case filed against the United Republic of Tanzania on September of 2015 by Standard Chartered Bank concerning a power purchase agreement (PPA).

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South Africa passes land expropriation bill

South Africa passes land expropriation bill

South Africa's parliament on Thursday approved a bill allowing state expropriations of land to redress racial disparities in land ownership...

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Mauritius’ ongoing arbitration case

Mauritius’ ongoing arbitration case

In November of 2015, Mr Dawood Rawat an investor in Mauritius issued a notice for arbitration against the government of Mauritius.

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Somalia, on the road to ratifying the New York Convention

Somalia, on the road to ratifying the New York Convention

The Federal Government of Somalia had made its interest of signing up to the New York Convention clear by setting up an Arbitration and ADR Division, and a NYC convention...

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DC court refuses to enforce annulled CCJA award

DC court refuses to enforce annulled CCJA award

Getma International petitioned the United States District Court of District of Columbia to confirm and enforce a foreign arbitral award against the Republic of Guinea pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act. 

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Only known investment treaty arbitration against Equatorial Guinea fails

Only known investment treaty arbitration against Equatorial Guinea fails

A majority tribunal at the Additional Facility (AF) of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) dismissed the case of Spanish construction company Grupo Francisco Hernando Contreras, S.L. (Contreras Group) against Equatorial Guinea, in an award dated December 4, 2015.

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Government to confiscate half of Zimbabwe Alloys Ltd land

Government to confiscate half of Zimbabwe Alloys Ltd land

Government this week moved to confiscate half of the mining claims held by one of the country’s largest chrome miners, Zimbabwe Alloys Limited (ZimAlloys), triggering fears of a wave of expropriations targeted at the mining sector.

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Sudan to submit membership application for WTO

Sudan to submit membership application for WTO

The government of Sudan on Wednesday will submit an official application to join the 160-member World Trade Organization (WTO).

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DC Court dismisses petition for recognition of €134 million award against Equatorial Guinea

DC Court dismisses petition for recognition of €134 million award against Equatorial Guinea

Orange Middle East and Africa (“Orange MEA”) petitioned the United States District Court for the District of Columbia to confirm and recognize of an arbitral award against the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

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Tribunal formed in ICSID case against Kenya

Tribunal formed in ICSID case against Kenya

All three arbitrators in  an arbitration filed against Kenya at ICSID have been appointed. The case was brought by  WalAm Energy Inc, a US/Canadian geothermal company headquartered in Canada. The dispute relates to a geothermal project and was filed in February 2015. The tribunal was constituted on June 2nd 2016.

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Ethiopian Court orders stay of execution on  Consta JV v. Chemin de Fer Djibouto-Ethiopien award

Ethiopian Court orders stay of execution on Consta JV v. Chemin de Fer Djibouto-Ethiopien award

After a €20 Million award was made in favor of the Claimant Consta Joint Venture in a PCA arbitration seated in Addis Ababa, the Defendant, Chemin de Fer Djibouto-Ethiopien appealed the decision before Ethiopian courts.

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UN Court to Hear Kenya-Somalia Maritime Border Dispute

UN Court to Hear Kenya-Somalia Maritime Border Dispute

The U.N. International Court of Justice said Thursday that it would hold hearings this year on a maritime border dispute between Somalia and Kenya.

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Zimbabwe to launch Trade Information Portal

Zimbabwe to launch Trade Information Portal

According to the Financial Gazette that Zimbabwe will launch the country’s first trade Information Portal (TIP) later this month.

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Al Amoudi’s oil refinery in Morocco taken over by government

Al Amoudi’s oil refinery in Morocco taken over by government

Morocco’s Casablanca appeals court upheld a ruling placing the country’s sole oil refinery Samir into liquidation, the lawyer of the holding company that controls Samir said on Wednesday.

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African Economic Outlook 2016 Launched in Zambia

African Economic Outlook 2016 Launched in Zambia

Lusaka, Zambia, 23 May 2016How Africa urbanises will be critical to the continent’s future growth and development, according to the African Economic Outlook 2016 released today at the African Development Bank Group’s 51st Annual Meetings.

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Sudanese-Egyptian committee to discuss Halayeb

Sudanese-Egyptian committee to discuss Halayeb

May 23, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - The Egyptian-Sudanese Higher Committee (ESHC) would start a two-day meeting at the level of under-secretaries of ministries and experts in Khartoum Wednesday to discuss a number of joint issues including the disputed Halayeb triangle.

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Township Rollers FC appeal to court of arbitration for sports (C.A.S)

Township Rollers FC appeal to court of arbitration for sports (C.A.S)

Mochudi Centre Chiefs could be crowned the be Mobile 2015/16 Champions this weekend after Township Rollers were docked 10 points by the Premier League.....

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Zambia: Parliament Makes Further Cuts to Royalty Rates on Production of Minerals

Zambia: Parliament Makes Further Cuts to Royalty Rates on Production of Minerals

On May 4, 2016, Zambia’s 158–member unicameral Parliament passed the Mines and Minerals Development (Amendment) Bill....

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Kagame launches Kivu-Watt power plant

Kagame launches Kivu-Watt power plant

President Paul Kagame today launched the Kivu-Watt Gas Power Plant located in the western district of Karongi....

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The first ICSID case against Guinea is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction

In a decision dated December 21, 2015, a tribunal at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)...

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Algeria Signs $206 Million Contracts With American Oil Companies

Rabat – Sonatrach, Algeria’s government-owned oil company, granted contracts worth $206 million to a series of American companies for “cementing and pumping services,”and oil drilling, according to a reports by Reuters on, which cited a document from the state-owned Algerian company, Sonatrach....

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Restrictions may hamper FDI growth – Jefferis

Restrictions may hamper FDI growth – Jefferis

The recent restriction of foreign participation in the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) initial public offering (IPO) is likely to hamper...

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Khartoum and Juba vow to settle disputes peacefully

Khartoum and Juba vow to settle disputes peacefully

May 3, 2016 (KHARTOUM/JUBA) - following the formation of the new transitional national unity government in Juba, Sudan and South Sudan expressed hopes to settle the post-separation issues peacefully and to have good cooperation...

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AngloGold files Obuasi dispute with Ghana

AngloGold files Obuasi dispute with Ghana

Johannesburg - AngloGold Ashanti said it filed a dispute with Ghana at an international investor arbitration panel due to the country’s...

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PETROTRANS LOOSES 1.4 BILLION DOLLAR CASE AGAINST ETHIOPIA

PETROTRANS LOOSES 1.4 BILLION DOLLAR CASE AGAINST ETHIOPIA

The Geneva based arbitral tribunal unanimously dismissed all of PetroTrans’s claims against...

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Africa & China: More FDI Needed to Boost Exchange

Africa & China: More FDI Needed to Boost Exchange

China is Africa’s first trade partner but ranks behind the United States, European countries and India when it comes to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Africa...

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THE KIGALI INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION CENTER IS HIRING

THE KIGALI INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION CENTER IS HIRING

The KIAC is seeking a Deputy Secretary General and Counsel. Applications are to be submitted by 2 February 2016.

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Al Jazeera files claim against Egypt before ICSID

Al Jazeera files claim against Egypt before ICSID

Egypt tops the list of African countries with the most cases at ICSID. On January 20th a new case has been filed at ICSID against it by...

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Possible arbitration between Sudan and Egypt?

Possible arbitration between Sudan and Egypt?

Sudan government said that it is ready to refer the Halayeb triangle’s border dispute with Egypt to international arbitration, reported StarAfrica.

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Globalaw signs up firms in Algeria and Sudan

Globalaw signs up firms in Algeria and Sudan

Globalaw, the global network of 115 practices, has signed up three new members in Africa bringing its African contingency up to ten.

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

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.

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Centurion first international firm to open in Cameroon

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.

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South Africa firm enters seventh country by Ghana merger

South Africa firm enters seventh country by Ghana merger

The 17-fee earner firm ENSafrica has merged with Oxford and Beaumont in Ghana, fulfilling a long-term goal to have a presence in West Africa.

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