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COVID-19: Initial responses of certain African countries

By Eva Maarek, Nila Wilde and Thomas Herman Herbert Smith Freehills The COVID-19 pandemic has begun to creep across Africa over the past month and is...

Address To The Nation By President Akufo-Addo On Updates To Ghana’s Enhanced Response To The Coronavirus Pandemic

Fellow Ghanaians, Good evening. Nine (9) days ago, I came to your homes and requested you to make great sacrifices to save lives, and to...

COVID-19: Understanding the CBN Guidelines For the Operation of the NGN100 Billion Credit Support for the Nigerian Healthcare Sector

Adetayo Adetuyi, LLM (Energy Law) Senior Consultant Overview As part of its policy measures in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nigeria, the...

State and Regulatory Responses to COVID-19 in Nigeria

Nnanke Williams, LLM (Energy Law and Environmental Policy) 1. Introduction In Nigeria, federal and state governments are taking proactive steps to curtail the spread of coronavirus...

The Impact of COVID-19 on China’s Belt and Road Initiatives in Africa

Bee Chun Boo M&A Partner at Baker McKenzie in Beijing. A new report by Economist Corporate Network, supported by Baker McKenzie and Silk Road Associates, BRI...

Remedying Africa’s leadership vision deficit

By Dr Fatai O. Badmus Why does the continent defy the laws of physics? Since the late 17th Century, inferences from Sir Isaac Newton’s expositions on...

Commissioner calls for release of immigration detainees while Covid-19 crisis continues – Commissioner Mijatović

  Strasbourg, 26 March 2020 - I call on all Council of Europe member states to review the situation of rejected asylum seekers and irregular...

South Africa: Competition Law Exemptions and Regulations applicable during COVID-19

By Lerisha Naidu (Partner) and Sphesihle Nxumalo (Associate), Competition & Antitrust Practice, Baker McKenzie Johannesburg The South African government has been promptly responsive in formulating...

Africa Business in Brief

  Arch injects USD16.5-million in CBE to supply solar energy to companies The solar off-grid provider CrossBoundary Energy (CBE) has secured funds for its expansion in...

The impact of COVID-19 on finance and investment in Africa

By Morne van der Merwe, Managing Partner, and Wildu du Plessis, Head of Africa, Baker McKenzie Johannesburg The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in mass production...

Many potential benefits of AfCFTA for Nigeria if challenges addressed

Once fully implemented, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will unlock significant but uneven growth opportunities on the continent. According to research...

South Africa: President Ramaphosa’s commitment to Cannabis cultivatiion will contribute to the economy

By Martha Smit and Roxanne Gilbert During President Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address (SONA), he cheekily said about cannabis: “I can see when I...
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The growing need to enforce court judgments and arbitration awards across borders  

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African banks – finding balance between post-pandemic challenges and opportunities

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