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Latest news regarding legal matters across Francophone Africa.

Solar energy is the green answer to the need for greater electrification in West Africa

West Africa Offers Huge Potential for Off-Grid Solar

Stand-alone solar power systems, seen as the solution to sub-Saharan Africa’s lack of electrification, offer new business opportunities in West Africa More

Technological and commercial creativity is driving the development of mobile money

Fintech Innovation Flourishes in Francophone Africa

Mobile money is bringing financial inclusiveness to francophone sub-Saharan Africa and stimulating technological and commercial innovation. More

Madagascar has many unharnessed sources of hydropower

Madagascar Counts on Hydro and Solar Energy to Expand Electrification

Madagascar is embarking on an ambitious plan to develop hydro and solar energy and expand electrification across the country. More

The growing mobile market is key to the region's digital transformation

Digital Technology is Transforming Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa

Deployment of information and communications technology is expanding across sub-Saharan Africa, with mobile telephony driving the region's digital transformation More

Improved connectivity is raising the region's profile in international business

2018 – An Auspicious Year in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa

A round-up of some 2018 highlights in various business sectors across francophone sub-Saharan Africa More

New developments in Madagascar's oil sector are on the horizon

Bidding Opens for Madagascar’s Offshore Oil Blocks

Madagascar invites bids for offshore exploration of potentially rich oil reserves. More

Winning the fight against bribery and corruption is crucial to sub-Saharan Africa

Togo Adopts New Tack to Combat Corruption

Corruption undermines economic activity and social well-being in sub-Saharan Africa. Togo is seeking to eradicate it through an ambitious consciousness-raising campaign. More

Oil exploration is intensifying in Senegal's offshore waters

Senegal’s Oil Reserves Reveal Their Riches

Oil exploration in waters off Senegal have revealed commercially viable reserves that could promise an economic boom for the country. More

Power Africa is bringing the promise of unprecedented growth in the gas sector

Power Africa Offers New Potential for Sub-Saharan Africa’s Gas Sector

A high-level plan to increase gas-fired power production in sub-Saharan Africa offers new opportunities for business and investment More

A single unified airspace promises greater connectivity across Africa

Liberalisation Set to Dynamise Air Transport Sector

The newly launched Single African Air Transport Market promises new growth opportunities for sub-Saharan Africa. More

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