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Latest news regarding legal matters across Francophone Africa.

2024 – NGOs in Burkina Faso being slammed by the new tax regulation

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Burkina Faso are facing significant challenges due to a new tax regulation implemented by the government. More

2024 – Investing in Francophone West Africa's Mining Sector: Understanding Legal Frameworks and Risk Management Strategies

The relevant laws and regulations: - Regulation No 18/2023/CM/UEMOA dated 23 December 2003 on the Community Mining Code- Economic... More

2024 – Cross-Border Mining Investments in Francophone West Africa: Legal Compliance and Due Diligence Essentials

A rise in mining investment in Francophone West Africa For the purposes of this article ‘Francophone West Africa’ shall... More

2024 – Compliance with Emerging Cybersecurity Regulations: A legal guide for technology companies in French-speaking West Africa

In today’s business landscape it is common-place for companies to implement customised cyber defence initiatives to address... More

2023 – Madagascar Introduces Progressive Reforms to Strengthen Sustainable Mining Practices and Combat Illegal Gold Trade

Learn more about the recent changes in mining legislation in Madagascar following the last Council of Ministers. More

2023 – Highlights of the FSB progress report on the LIBOR and other benchmark transitions

Here are the key aspects of the FSB progress report on the LIBOR and other benchmark transitions. More

2023 – Carbon Credits – What Are They?

We are now seeing more companies adopting carbon offsetting during their transition to clean energy. This article will focus on the practical application and implications of this process for a small island like Mauritius. More

2023 – Digital Credit Providers – Madagascar

With digital credit becoming more and more common in Africa, this month we are bringing you a brief note on Digital Credit Providers in Madagascar. More

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

Air transport is poised to become Africa’s new growth industry

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

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