23
MAR
2016

EVENT: Japan-UK business cooperation in Africa

Doing Business in Africa – Series 3: Financing Infrastructure in Africa. 21 March 2016, Embassy of Japan, London. This year’s event provided a great opportunity to learn about financing different types of infrastructure, with an insight from the CEO of the Private Infrastructure...
17
MAR
2016

SOUTH AFRICA NEWS UPDATE – 17 MARCH 2016

On Wednesday 16 March, Deputy Finance Minister, Mcebisi Jonas (“Jonas”), publicly alleged he had been offered and declined the post of Finance Minister by the Gupta family before the serving Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene (“Nene”), was dismissed in December. It was claimed...
10
MAR
2016

GHANA NEWS UPDATE – 10 MARCH 2016

Tullow Oil Plc (“Tullow”) announced that the floating production storage and offloading (“FPSO”) vessel, named after Ghana’s former President, John Atta Mills, had completed its voyage from Singapore, where it was constructed, to Ghana. The vessel will be connected to existing...
08
MAR
2016

KENYA NEWS UPDATE – 8 MARCH 2016

Last month, the International Criminal Court’s (“ICC”) case against Vice President William Ruto (“Ruto”) was significantly weakened. On 12 February, the Appeals Chamber decided to not allow statements of witnesses who recanted their remarks or failed to appear in court to be...
02
MAR
2016

TANZANIA NEWS UPDATE – 2 MARCH 2016

Tanzania was initially expected to make a final investment decision (“FID”) regarding its planned Liquified Natural Gas (“LNG”) plant this year, but this has been delayed for at least another four years due to red tape and regulatory uncertainties. Following the promising news on...