Latest news regarding legal matters across Francophone Africa.

Port and Shipping Containers

2022 – Common maritime transport disputes in Francophone Africa

Get a brief overview of common maritime transport disputes we encounter in French-speaking Africa More

IFLR Awards

2022 – John W Ffooks & Co won “OHADA Law Firm of the Year” by IFLR

We are really delighted and humbled to announce that John W Ffooks & Co has been awarded “OHADA Law Firm of the Year” by... More

2022 – [Webinar] Managing a law firm in Africa: fostering leadership and growth | International Bar Association

We are pleased to announce that John W Ffooks & Co will be speaking at IBA’s Virtual Conference this year! More

2022 – No more COVID-19 testing requirements for travellers to Madagascar

Updates on the last Council of Ministers in Madagascar – 10 August 2022 More

2022 – Focus on the situation in Mali

The sanctions imposed on Mali have stifled its economy in various ways. And the new developments on the sanctions against Mali are expected to be beneficial to many. More

2022 – John W Ffooks & Co and Simmons & Simmons join forces to launch Crypto Reviewer

Need to stay up to speed with constantly evolving crypto laws and regulations? Check the Crypto Reviewer. More

2022 – Updates on the last Council of Ministers in Madagascar

New provisions for the wearing of masks have also been made and approved. More

Why Crypto Hasn't Taken Off In Francophone Africa Yet

So far, there seems to be no legal framework that clearly addresses crypto currencies in Madagascar, West or Central French-speaking Africa. More

2022 – New Covid-19 entry requirements for Madagascar

New Covid-19 entry requirements for Madagascar following measures decided by the Government during the Council of Ministers of 30 March 2022 More

Mauritius COVID-19 Update

Mauritius is currently in a strict national lockdown until 25 March 2021 to prevent the spread of Covid-19 following a spike in infections,... More

Central African Republic's ousted leader Bozizé to run for president again

The Central African Republic's former president François Bozizé on Saturday announced he would run in a presidential election in December, a high-risk vote in an impoverished country that has been ravaged by civil war since his overthrow in 2013... More

Madagascar COVID-19 Update

Last Saturday (14 March 2020), the President of the Republic of Madagascar took the decision to... More