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Africa: Mining The Value Of Alternative Dispute Resolution

International commercial arbitration and international investment treaty arbitration both offer effective and efficient alternative dispute resolution mechanism to assist with Africa mining related disputes and avoid some of the downsides often associated with judicial resolve. When a mining project does not run according to plan, there is an immediate increase in the probability of disputes …

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Italy Accuses France of Creating Poverty in Africa

A diplomatic spat between Italy and France over migration to Europe is a likely forerunner of coming political battles in the run-up to European Parliament elections, according to analysts. Paris summoned the Italian ambassador this week after Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio accused France of “impoverishing African countries.” “If today we still have …

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OPINION: Election, Debate And The Need For Attitudinal Change

The ability to take decisions without primordial sentiments will usher in a high political standard that’ll transform the political culture. Attitudinal change is urgently needed to sanitize the monetized political system and redefine the rules.

A New Approach To Prevent Future Terrorism In Kenya

In his address on the Kenya Hotel attack Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said: “Even as we regret yesterday’s incident, as Commander-in-Chief, I want to commend the quick and effective response by our elite fighting teams for neutralizing all the terrorists involved in the attacks.” It is right for him to give credit to his brave …

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Why Photographs Of Dead In Nairobi Terror Attack Failed Journalism – And Dishonoured Victims

An article by the New York Times on the Riverside terrorist attacks in Nairobi has provoked fury and consternation in Kenya. The article features a photograph by AP credited to the photographer Khalil Senusi showing bodies of victims of the attack slumped on chairs and covered in blood. A similar photograph has also been used …

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How To Negotiate Infrastructure Deals With China: Four Things African Governments Need To Get Right

“You don’t negotiate with China !” I was quickly told when I started interviewing African public servants about their infrastructure deals with Beijing. There is a widespread view in Africa that you accept whatever terms are offered, for fear that the money might go somewhere else instead. China is the leading infrastructure finance provider on …

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Zimbabwe Minus Mugabe: Two Books On His Fall And Mnangagwa’s Rise

Penguin Books has released two books by Zimbabwean journalists in time to celebrate the first anniversary of the coup that finally put Robert Mugabe’s ruinous reign to an end. These are Ray Ndlovu’s In the Jaws of the Crocodile: Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Rise to Power in Zimbabwe and The Graceless Fall of Robert Mugabe: The End …

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Jay-Z’s $200-Million Clothing Battle Could Be Game Changer For Black Lawyers The World Over

Gbenga Oduntan, University of Kent Millionaire rapper Shawn Carter, aka Jay-Z, has proved yet again why he is larger than life. He is embroiled in a contractual dispute over the US$204m (£159m) sale of his clothing brand to Iconix Brand Group a decade ago. In a twist that has now thrown the world of arbitration …

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