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Drawing on the latest legal and regulatory developments, This is Africa presents our online news and opinion service covering investment-related intelligence across the African continent. This regularly updated news and analysis portal includes comment from leading international law firms, keeping you informed about the latest trends covering taxation, foreign exchange, FDI regulations, extractive industries, investor-state disputes and landmark legal cases.

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 Kenya’s emerging.

Rewriting the rules for Kenya’s emerging energy economy

Across Kenya, drilling activity and investment in oil and gas discoveries is on the rise, and the regulatory landscape is also taking shape - but is it up to the task?

Republic of Congo.

OECD to investigate Soco oil exploration in DRC

British group accused by WWF of breaching OECD guidelines

Oil Barrel.

Uganda signs MoU with oil companies

Roadblocks to oil production removed as companies compromise on a refinery

MTN.

MTN new legal chief: What’s in his inbox?

New chief legal counsel starts work at MTN

Drugs.

South Africa’s tough stance on IP

South Africa’s draft IP policy due for passing this year

Republic of Congo.

DRC government debates controversial oil bill

The criticised oil bill could be finalised by February, ushering in an era of opaque deal making and environmental damage

Christine Lagarde.

Lagarde warns on east Africa single currency

The International Monetary Fund’s director Christine Lagarde today concludes her tour of Africa, continuing a tradition of starting the new year visiting one of the world’s fastest growing continents. For 2014, she chose Kenya and Mali, two very different economies on either side of Africa.

offshore oil rig.

South Africa’s offshore oil attracts majors

South African offshore oil, long under-explored, starts to attract majors

Western Sahara protests.

Western Sahara resource deals stoke territorial tensions

Interest in Western Sahara’s oil, phosphate and fishing resources prompts growing anger from local populations

Republic of Congo.

DRC oil bill: Critics raise transparency and environment worries

International organisations call on the DRC to amend a troubling draft oil code

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