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African Continental Free Trade Agreement

Dispute resolution under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement

Dispute resolution under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement The recently adopted African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) Protocol on Investment will be followed by an Annex which will tackle the contentious issue of regulating trade and investment disputes without impinging on national sovereignty. By Chandni Gopal, Sarah McKenzie and Yael Shafrir. On 19 February …

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ESG and the African Continental Free Trade Agreement

ESG and the African Continental Free Trade Agreement  The forward momentum of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles, which permeate every aspect of global economic activity, is also evident in the first strides the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) has taken.  By Yael Shafrir, Attorney |Competition, Trade & Investment practice at Webber Wentzel The …

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Resources in Africa represent gateways to success

Resources in Africa represent gateways to success While the African continent is confronted by its fair share of challenges, there remains a myriad of viable opportunities to capitalise on. Further, the robust and plentiful resources in the continent’s possession represent favourable gateways if proactively actioned. Access to energy (Resources in Africa represent gateways to success) …

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Suppliers and service providers urged to expand African footprint

Suppliers and service providers urged to expand African footprint If you are a supplier or service provider in the mining, energy, agriculture and infrastructure sectors, now is the time to expand your footprint into Africa. By Leon Louw owner and editor of WhyAfrica Many African countries are in the process of shunning their chequered past …

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Become a member and tell your story the WhyAfrica way

Become a member and tell your story the WhyAfrica way  Readers and followers can now become fully fledged members of WhyAfrica. Having membership for one year allows you access to valuable business intelligence and insight about projects, investments, the sustainable utilisation of natural resources and the political economy of Africa.  By Leon Louw owner and …

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Unpacking Africa’s FDI Environment

Unpacking Africa’s FDI Environment Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows to Africa have evolved over the past decades and remain crucial to helping the continent get on the path towards long-term sustainability and growth. By Rajesh Ramsundhar Investment into key sectors, both intracontinental and from abroad, generates opportunities for employment, market growth, and community development. It …

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West African Gas Pipeline a model for Intra-African trade

The West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) is a good model for Intra-African trade that could be adopted by other emerging natural gas regions across Africa.   The WAGP comprises a 681km natural gas pipeline and is the first regional natural gas transmission system in sub-Saharan Africa, linking Nigeria’s gas-rich region of the Niger Delta to …

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How can Mauritius take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)?

By Chido Pamela Mafongoya and Veedushi Mooloo 12 May 2021 – Mauritius, being strategically located between Asia and Africa, praise itself as having one of the continent’s most stable regulatory environment. But how can Mauritius take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)? The AfCFTA offers an opportunity for Mauritius to promote good …

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