Entebbe, Uganda, April 11, 2018 — With the support of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), the Government of Uganda has successfully signed an agreement with a consortium of American and Italian firms to finance and construct a US $4-billion refinery in the country’s Hoima district. The project will be a joint venture with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development and the Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC), a limited liability oil company owned by the Government of Uganda.
The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) has launched a suite of capacity-building workshops which aim to strengthen the capacity of Nigerian Government officials in the area of public-private partnerships, particularly as they relate to infrastructure development.
Cape Town, South Africa, 6 February 2018 — With the aim of focusing the industry’s attention on gender diversity, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), Adam Smith International, and International Women in Mining (IWIM) are organizing a high-level event on the margins of the African Mining Indaba 2018.
Abuja, Nigeria, 25 January 2018 — The African region is facing an increasingly-precarious infrastructure deficit, particularly in the power and transportation sectors. This gap is being widened by a constellation of forces, including growing populations, surging regional and international trade, urbanization, and shrinking national budgets. For African economies to maintain their steady growth, it’s estimated that USD 90 billion will need to be invested, annually, across the coming decade, and much of this investment is expected from the private-sector. In order to help structure, negotiate, implement and manage such private-sector investments, the African Legal Support Facility ("ALSF") has launched a suite of capacity building workshops which aim to strengthen the capacities of Nigerian government officials in the area of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), particularly as they relate to infrastructure development.
In response to a request from the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) Commission, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) organized two workshops in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on best practices for managing oil and mining exploration and exploitation contracts.
How can African countries most effectively take advantage of the natural minerals with which they have been endowed? How might these resources fuel their development, and propel them towards their envisioned futures? These questions were the focus of the ongoing African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA) Workshop held in Nairobi, Kenya. The capacity building event, held from 3-12 December, will focus on ...
Entebbe, Uganda, November 19, 2017 —The last decade has witnessed, for the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), two converging trends which promise to transform capacity building in the legal discipline: The growing availability of broadband connections in the African region, and the expanding recognition of remote-learning as an effective means of knowledge-sharing.
Accra, Ghana, November 16, 2017—The ALSF’s Senior Legal Counsel, Ms. Oluwatoyin Ojo participated in a high-level panel discussion during the 2017 International Bar Association’s (IBA) Africa Regional Forum, held in Accra, Ghana from 15-17 November.