La Morne, Mauritius, 19 June 2018 — In keeping with its focus on energy security and development, the ALSF alongside the African Development Bank attended the 20th Africa Energy Forum (AEF), taking place from 19-22 June in La Morne, Mauritius. Every year, the Africa Energy Forum strives to connect African government representatives in the power sector with private and public solution-providers. During this year’s meetings, the African Energy Forum presented an award to the ALSF for its impact in Africa.
Le Morne, Mauritius, 20 June 2018- With the support and technical guidance of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), and in the context of the Africa Energy Forum held in Mauritius, Seychelles, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, H.E Wallace Cosgrow, announced the launch of the tender of the right to develop, finance, own and operate a 4MW floating grid-connected solar PV plant in the Lagoon le Rocher, Mahé.
Busan, Korea, 22 May 2018 — The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) held its 25th Management Board and 9th Governing Council meetings on 20 and 21 May 2018 respectively, on the margins of the 2018 African Development Bank Annual Meetings in Busan, Korea. The members reviewed the 2017 activities of the ALSF and discussed the future plans for the institution.
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire - Illegal, Unregulated, and Unreported (IUU) fishing represents US$ 1.2 billion loss in revenue for West African countries alone. Some of this loss is due to inadequate governance in the sector. There is a growing awareness among African countries and regional bodies dedicated to maritime economy, of the need to strengthen capacity in this sector and empower government ministries for negotiations
To assist the government of São Tomé & Príncipe, a lower middle-income island with a fragile economy, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) organized a training to raise awareness and enhance capacity of Santomean lawyers in matters pertaining to sovereign debt and creditor litigation.
Paris, France, 4 May 2018 — Each year, members and supporters of African Business Law Firms Association (ABLFA) gather at the organization’s annual conference to explore and devise solutions to the emerging challenges preventing or limiting investments in the African region. As a sponsor of this year’s ABLFA Conference which took place in Paris, France on 3-4 May, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) shared lessons and best practices developed during project implementation.
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.