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Latest news regarding legal matters across Francophone Africa.

Congolese mining sector subject to new legal obligations and uncertainty

DRC Mining Code Opts for Economic Patriotism at Investors’ Expense

DRC’s 2018 Mining Code increases the financial burden on mining companies while seeking to enhance Congolese involvement in and control over the sector. More

Sub-Saharan Africa is witnessing huge growth in mobile services

Madagascar Rides Africa’s Mobile Money Wave

The provision of financial services through mobile internet connections is expanding rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa, including Madagascar. More

Energy projects are bringing together local and external players

ENGIE Pursues M&A Path into Africa

With a view to strengthening its position in the African energy market, ENGIE has acquired West African companies Afric Power and Tieri. More

Getting to work on electrifying Mali

Building Solar Power Plants in Mali to Electrify Macina Cercle

Two dozen Malian villages will be enjoying electricity in the near future. In early March, Water and Energy Minister Malick Alhousseini announced... More

Benin's economy is accelerating towards the future

Benin's Action Plan Bolstered With Major Donation From France

Benin's economic action plan just received a big boost from France. In a press conference on March 5th, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a €275 million ($339.4 million) grant for "Revealing Benin"... More

Waiting on the government before firing up new excavation

Still No New Mining Permits in Madagascar

Want a mining permit in Madagascar? You're going to have to wait. The Mining Cadastre Bureau of Magascar (BCMM) announced in early March that it will continue its hold on issuing new mining permits. More

Connecting Central Africa to high-speed Internet

High-Speed Internet in Congo to Create Opportunities Across Central Africa

High-speed internet is coming to Congo this year. The Steering Committee of the Central African Backbone (CAB) project announced this past January... More

Gold mining showing more promise than ever

Digging into the Future of Gold Mining in Ivory Coast

With no signs of slowing down, Ivory Coast's gold mining industry has just received another boost. More

Chinese aviation flying towards a more developed Central Africa

Building A Silk Road In The Sky

Building a silk road in the sky in Central African countries has now become possible through the help of Aviation Industry Corporation. More

Patching into Peace Subsea Cable

Intercontinental Telecom Cable Leading to Opportunities Across Africa

With the Peace cable system in place, the countries in the coverage zone will enjoy faster speeds, and their children would be able to connect with and make friends across the world online more easily. More

Rapid growth for Malagasy mining sector

Big Boost for Mining Investments in Madagascar and the region

With the rapid growth in new investors to the mining sector in Madagascar, the impact of the decision by the country’s president not... More