Category: Africa Today
The Zimbabwe Youth Act: An Alternative Youth Empowerment Instrument for Real and Meaningful Development- Advocate Brian Chido Manganye
Youths in Zimbabwe are defined as persons between 15 and 35 years of age. This age range is stipulated in the Constitution of Zimbabwe and is also congruent with the continental definition of youth as defined in the African Youth Charter (15 to 35). Zimbabwe is a youthful country, with approximately 36% (4,702, 046) of the estimated youth in 2019 by UNDP.Read More
The Degree of Participation of African Countries in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Dispute Settlement- Joalane Lemao
Dispute Settlement in the WTO serves as one of the organization’s core activities. The aim of the dispute settlement mechanism (DSM) is to secure a positive solution to a dispute, where there has been a violation of a member government against the other. The provisions for formal dispute settlement mechanisms under the understanding of rules and procedures governing the settlement of disputes stands as the art, the crown and the jewel of the WTO.Read More
In 2021, Nigerian President, Mohammadu Buhari, took to Twitter to declare the “Decade of Gas” – running from January 1, 2021 till 2030. Prior to this, 2020 was declared the “Year of Gas”. These declarations affirm the government’s goal to increase gas utility in all sectors. The National Gas Master Plan 2008 (“the Plan”) was the terminus a quo that charted Nigeria’s path to becoming a major player in the international gas market as well as laying a framework for gas infrastructure expansion within the domestic market. The overall aim of the Plan was to explicate steps that will assure long term energy security in Nigeria through natural gas.Read More
Elections are a momentous period in every country, that confronts the power of the people to exercise their sovereignty, whether by devolution or in a centralized system, to democratically delegate that power to representatives assigned to perform constitutionally established mandates. Kenya, therefore, like many countries, is no visitor to democratic elections. However, the conduct of elections in Kenya has not only been a controversial topic in international trends but has seen to it that its history as the first African nation and the third in recent world history to abrogate its presidential election result[i] consequent to September 1, 2017, Supreme Court decision remains a consistent conversation.Read More
Notable Provisions in Nigeria’s New Rules on Issuance, Offering Platforms, And Custody of Digital Assets by John O. Oladipo
The Security and Exchange Commission of Nigeria (“the Commission”) established a Fintech Roadmap Committee (“Committee”) in November 2018 to explore the impact of financial technology on investments and securities in Nigeria and to properly classify and regulate cryptocurrencies and virtual assets. The Committee recommended cryptocurrencies be classed as securities or commodities, among other recommendations.
Consequent to the Committee’s recommendations, the Commission started creating a framework for a virtual currency in Nigeria, and the released Statement is the first step toward cryptocurrency regulationsRead More
Strongly believing in this motto, “HerHonorSettingTheBar” campaigned for 9 years and succeeded in ending one form of discrimination against Egyptian women. Even though Egyptian women studied law since 1924/100 years ago, they were banned from applying to the judiciary and be judges like their male counterparts since the establishment of the Egyptian judiciary, in violation of the international conventions, constitution and applicable laws.Read More
For decades now, one of Nigeria’s major problems is high unemployment rate. Although, Nigeria is regarded as the most populated country in Africa and endowed with enormous potentials, resources and able manpower, sadly, the country is at forefront of the unemployment narrative.Read More
At The People’s Accolade Law Magazine (The PALM), we find pleasure in consistently keeping you up to speed with developing trends in today’s African society.
In this edition, we bring to you our #8 Edition which features Dr Naseem Ameer-Mia a Senior Manager in Johannesburg’s Alternative Legal Services practice of HerbertSmithFreehills and other exciting contRead More