African Development

ASIL- Africa Interest Group Africa Day Event: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development: Intensifying the Fight Against the Covid-19 Pandemic

May 19, 2021

American Society of International Law - Africa Interest Group Africa Day Event

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Featuring a special conversation with Funke Adekoya, Partner and Head of Disputes Resolution Practice Group AELEX, the Africa Interest Group presents a conversation on creating conducive conditions for Africa's development and intensifying the fights against Covid-19 pandemic.

Book Launch: Disrupting Africa Technology, Law and Development by Olufunmilayo B. Arewa

In Disrupting Africa, Olufunmilayo B. Arewa examines this intersection and shows how it encompasses existing and new zones of contestation based on ethnicity, religion, region, age and other sources of division. Arewa highlights specific collisions between the old and the new, including in the 2020 #EndSARS protests in Nigeria, which involved young people engaging with varied digital era technologies who provoked a violent response from rulers threatened by the prospect of political change.

Award Without Damages Rendered Against Egypt in Cementos la Union

It was reported that before the operating plant was due to operate in 2008, Egypt implemented new measures requiring the Arabian Cement Company to pay additional licensing and electricity fees. The essence of the case concerned the Egyptian authorities failure to provide gas and electricity supply to the cement plant, as well as the denial of justice by the Egyptian judiciary. Claimants consequently requested USD 236 Million in damages.

The Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators Annual Conference Report: Making Arbitration and ADR Work for Africa

The focus of the Conference was to promote Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as a viable mechanism for dispute resolution in Africa and to discuss ways to ensure that disputes originating from, and terminating in Africa, are resolved within the continent. This will in turn boost the African economy and promote arbitration law and practice in the region.