Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Legal Support Facility: Governing board lauds Covid-19 support to clients

The board commended ALSF’s performance, particularly its response to clients during the Covid-19 pandemic, including servicing of debt and contract renegotiations

The governing board of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) (www.ALSF.int) has met to review its progress over the past year, noting its strong performance in providing solutions to its clients during the Covid-19 pandemic. The board approved the Facility’s draft annual report and 2020 financial statements, endorsing the extension…

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The Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) circular on the trading of foreign securities by investment platforms in Nigeria (By Ibrahim Moshood)

The circular dated 8 April 2021, issues a strong warning to these investment platforms and Capital Market Operators (“CMOs”) in partnership with them to provide brokerage services

By Ibrahim Moshood, Associate, Centurion Law Group (https://CenturionLG.com) The apex regulator of securities in Nigeria, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has issued a circular, with respect to technology investment platforms providing the Nigerian public with access to foreign securities. The circular dated 8 April 2021, issues a strong warning to these…

Source: African Union (AU) |

African Union (AU) and International Labour Organization (ILO) launch International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour paving the way for greater collaboration among stakeholders in Africa

With already one in five African children working in 2016, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the continent is expected to push more children into child labour

The African Union (AU), in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), launched the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour in Africa with a three-hour virtual event on Wednesday, 31 March 2021. The launch provided a platform for African and multi-stakeholders to discuss the progress and remaining gaps…

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Ntaganda case: International Criminal Court (ICC) Appeals Chamber confirms conviction and sentencing decisions

The Appeals Chamber unanimously confirmed the Trial Chamber’s decision of 7 November 2019, by which Mr Ntaganda was sentenced to a total of 30 years of imprisonment

On 30 March 2021, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) (www.ICC-CPI.int) delivered its judgments confirming, by majority, the decision of Trial Chamber VI (“Trial Chamber”) of 8 July 2019, which found Bosco Ntaganda guilty (https://bit.ly/3sJFplW) of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed…

Source: Greenpeace |

Greenpeace Africa reacts to Alarming UN Plastic Report Findings

It also demonstrates the impact of plastic, at every stage of its production, on underprivileged communities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a scathing report about plastic and environmental inequality, which shows how countries within the Global South are being force-fed plastic pollution by wealthy countries. The report, titled Neglected: Environmental Justice Impacts of Plastic Pollution (https://bit.ly/3fuZ3hp), exposes the truth about how the plastic industry…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

Mali and UNESCO to receive a “symbolic euro” in token reparation for the heritage of Timbuktu

The reparation, which will take place in a ceremony in Bamako, will give effect to the sentence passed in 2017 by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi

The International Criminal Court (ICC) will today hand over a symbolic euro to the Government of Mali and UNESCO for damage inflicted on the people of Mali people and the international community by the destruction of cultural properties in Timbuktu in 2012. The reparation, which will take place in a…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Actions against Opposition Members in Zimbabwe

Since March 2020, parliamentary maneuvers supported by the Zimbabwean government have led to the ouster of 39 MDC Alliance MPs and 81 local elected officials

The United States is following events in Zimbabwe closely, including the troubling moves on March 17 to strip Movement for Democratic Change Alliance (MDC Alliance) Vice President Tendai Biti and other MDC Alliance members of their elected seats in parliament. Since March 2020, parliamentary maneuvers supported by the Zimbabwean government have led to the…

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Equatorial Guinea: The importance of adhering to the correct dismissal procedures (By Maria Django)

In this piece we will provide guidance on how to avoid the main common mistakes companies make when dismissing employees

By Maria Django Dismissal is a problem faced by many employers. When done incorrectly, it usually leads to an unforeseen financial burden. If you are conducting operations in Equatorial Guinea, you need to be aware that the laws are designed to favour the employee. Even in the event of theft,…

Source: African Union (AU) |

African Union lauds Kenya’s court ruling against female genital mutilation

The AU Commission has termed the decision a clear demonstration of the commitment by member states to preserve, protect and promote women’s rights through laws, policies and action

The African Union Commission, Women, Gender and Youth Directorate, has lauded a decision by the High Court of the Republic of Kenya, dismissing a case in which a medical doctor had challenged the prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), arguing that it limited women’s choice and right to uphold their…

Source: UN Information Centre in Cairo |

International Organization for Migration (IOM) and National Coordinating Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM&TIP) conduct the first training for the staff of the only shelter for Victims of Trafficking in Egypt

The training was organized within the framework of the project “Strengthening the Sphere of Protection for Victims of Trafficking and Vulnerable Migrants in Egypt While Preventing Irregular Migration and Human Trafficking” (SPHERE ll)

on 28th February to 2nd March 2021, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) mission to the Arab Republic of Egypt conducted a training for 16 staff members of the only government-run shelter for victims of trafficking (VoTs) in Egypt – one of the joint priorities towards the enhancement of the…