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Yesterday, Ghanaian voters went to the polls to decide whether to re-elect incumbent president John Dramani Mahama or pass the responsibilities onto Nana Akufo-Addo.
Songhai Advisory LLP
​D-Day has finally arrived for Ghanaians. The long- anticipated parliamentary & presidential elections are underway in some 29,000 polling stations spread across the 275 constituencies in the country...
Songhai Advisory LLP
In the run-up to Ghana's 7 December 2016 elections, Songhai Advisory conducted a survey from among Ghanaian voters to gauge popular sentiment in what many are predicting will be a closely contested race...
Songhai Advisory LLP
The Ghana Grains Council with financial support from the USAID launched mFarms, a digital platform, in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana during its annual pre-harvest agribusiness fair in October.
Songhai Advisory LLP
In a leaked memo which has been reported on various media platforms, the police chief ordered an end to on-road documentation checks by the "men in black".
The High Court has made it clear that it takes IP seriously, that English and South African IP decisions are very relevant, and that anyone alleging passing off will need to submit compelling evidence.
As Africa's largest law firm, ENSafrica has a strong presence in Namibia. After all, Bloomberg recently named Namibia as the top emerging economy in Africa, and the 13th highest in the world.
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The Namibian Competition Act was promulgated in 2003, and has been in force since March 2008. As under the South African competition law regime, the Namibian Act also contains merger regulation provisions.
The VAT Act contains several prescribed methods on treating VAT, accounting for VAT and declaring VAT.
Government Gazettes for the period February to March 2012 are covered in this edition.
Songhai Advisory LLP
President Muhammadu Buhari rolled out an energetic anti-graft drive upon taking charge in May 2015.
PwC Nigeria
The legislature has commenced the process of ratifying three avoidance of double taxation treaties with Spain, South Korea and Sweden signed on 18 November 2004...
PwC Nigeria
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has issued revised transfer pricing (TP) declaration and disclosure forms.
Fred-Young & Evans
In Construction, the Employer may nominate a Subcontractor to carry out some Works. In such instance, the Employer would negotiate price with the appointed Subcontractor and direct the Main contractor...
The deficiencies of Nigeria's power generation sector presents a significant opportunity for domestic power producers...
This all suggests that company directors will be required to take a long-term and big-picture view of their IP assets, and the impacts that these assets might have on others.
Can a construction contractor automatically terminate its employees' contracts when skills are no longer required for a construction project?
Witnesses giving evidence before the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration ("CCMA") should take care when making statements that may expose them to defamation claims.
"The Trump Organization also earns income by licensing the Trump name to building developers around the world." – BBC news site in an article entitled "What conflicts of interest could Donald Trump have?"
Hassan Elhais
Question: I am planning to move to the UAE. Will I be able to have residency visas issued and bring my children from my ex-wife to live with me in the UAE?
Tenants are frequently confronted with requests of their landlords regarding rental increase, reimbursement of service charges and maintenance costs or termination of the tenancy contract.
A fundamental principle of arbitration is that the arbitral tribunal acts fairly and impartially in arriving at its award.
Hassan Elhais
Can I file a case against him in the family courts?
Gowling WLG
As obtaining and enforcing three dimensional marks in Europe, the US and elsewhere becomes more and more difficult...
2016 has been a busy year for IP on the African continent, with developments in Liberia, the Cayman Islands, South Africa, Zambia and Namibia, among others.
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Sefton Fross
According to the World Bank's Migration and Remittances Factbook 2016, more than 250 million people, or 3.4 percent of the world population, live outside their countries of birth.
Clyde & Co
In the current economic conditions, creditors of UAE businesses are focused on their chances of debt recovery. How will the Law assist?
Canada has tripled the number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) it issues in periodic draws under the Express Entry system, since August 2016.
Clyde & Co
Last week a consultation paper for a potentially game-changing regulation for the UAE's life insurance industry, Circular No. (33) of 2016 (Life Regulations)...
Canadians living and working in the U.S. under the NAFTA treaty could be forced to return north as President-elect Donald Trump threatens to rip up the 1994 trade agreement.
By way of Ministerial Decision No. 1982 dated 6 April 2016, the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Labor issued new implementing regulations (the "New Implementing Regulations") to the Labor Law.
A revised comprehensive ranking system has taken effect November 19th, benefiting many temporary foreign workers and international students in Canada.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The current law regarding insolvency in the UAE is not a comprehensive regime, and the present framework is found across three different laws...
December 1, 2016 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 25th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 48th overall, inviting just 559, only provincial nominee approved candidates, for permanent residence. The lowest CRS score was 786 a substantial, but temporary increase from previous draws.
November 11th 2016 – Immigration authorities will significantly change the CRS Comprehensive Ranking Score under Express Entry and remove a previous requirement to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for thousands of temporary foreign workers in Canada. The new rules will also benefit international students completing recognized degrees and diplomas in Canada. Read our analysis.
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