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GHANA NEWS UPDATE – 25 FEBRUARY 2015

The opposition New Patriotic Party (“NPP”) led a mass demonstration on 18 February against the government’s handling of Ghana’s energy crisis. Thousands of people participated in the march in the capital, Accra, representing a cross section of groups, led and organised by the...
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KENYA NEWS UPDATE – 24 FEBRUARY 2015

THE Kenyan High Court has declared eight sections of the anti-terror law in the Security Laws Amendments Act unconstitutional. The High Court on 23 February nullified ten clauses of the Act – which was enacted by parliament and signed into law by President Kenyat...
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NIGERIA NEWS UPDATE – 18 FEBRUARY 2015

The recent six-week postponement of Nigeria’s state and legislative elections has been publically ascribed to the prevailing security situation in the north east of the country. With security as the pretext, the elections are now to be conducted on 28 March and 11 April...
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2015

TANZANIA NEWS UPDATE – 17 February 2015

The referendum, to be held on 30 April, will be the first major political challenge in 2015. The process which led to the adoption of the proposed Constitution was acrimonious and more often than not veered off the agenda. How the country holds its nerve during campaigning and...
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2015

AML’s New Publication: “A Snapshot of Energy Development in Africa” Out Now

The AML research team has produced a briefing paper, titled, “A Snapshot of Energy Development in Africa”. The paper is divided in two parts. Part One covers Financing Africa’s energy development, the power initiatives underway, and includes five country cas...
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2015

Ghana News Update – 11 February 2015

A ten-member committee has been set-up to advise on electoral reforms ahead of the December 2016 polls. The Electoral Commission (“EC”) has been under intense scrutiny since the opposition, New Patriotic Party (“NPP”), mounted a Supreme Court challenge to the 2012 elections....
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Kenya News Update – 10 February 2015

A recent World Bank report says Kenya is making progress, despite emerging fiscal pressure. It identifies the transformative impact of devolution and increased investment in infrastructure as key factors contributing to the broad-based growth of which investors increasingly want...
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2015

Eastern and Southern Africa Subregions See Highest FDI Flows in 2013

Africa’s attractiveness as an investment destination has continued to grow, despite the global economic downturn affecting most its trading partners.  One of the reasons for this trend is the growing size of the African market and its increasing demand for more manufactured goods...
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2015

Nigeria News Update (Elections Special) – 4 February 2015

Nigeria’s national and state elections are scheduled for 14 and 28 February respectively. The two main presidential candidates are the incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan, (“Jonathan”), of the People’s Democratic Party (“PDP”) and former head of state, Muhammadu Buhari (“Buhari”),...
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2015

Tanzania News Update – 3 February 2015

THE Minister of Energy and Mining, Sospeter Muhongo, resigned on 24 January 2015. Following the much anticipated resignation, President Kikwete carried out a minor reshuffle of his cabinet for the fourth time since he has been in power. Only two new faces appeared, and ministers...
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