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A Competition Law for Africa: Vision for AfCFTA

A Competition Law for Africa: Vision for AfCFTA

By Eleanor M. Fox1   Negotiations are on a fast track for a competition protocol for the African continent. What should be the design?  This is...
Tech

Regulators Move To Rein In Big Tech Dominance In Africa

From the $1.7 billion AdSense antitrust fine levied against Google in 2019 and the nearly $887 million privacy fine Amazon was issued last July,...
An Africa-Focused Competition Performance Index

Central African Republic Adopts Bitcoin As Legal Tender

When the Central African Republic (CAR) adopted Bitcoin as legal tender in April, mayhem initially ensued, sparked by confusion, advanced by disagreements, and then...
Combating Anti-Competitive Behavior Involving Algorithms: Platform Design and Organizational Process

Competition Commission Releases Online Intermediation Platform Market Inquiry Provisional Summary Report

By: Nicola Taljaard (African Antitrust) On 13 July 2022, the South African Competition Commission (“Commission”) released a Provisional Summary Report (“Report”) on the Online Intermediation...
An Africa-Focused Competition Performance Index

An Africa-Focused Competition Performance Index

By Oluwatobi Ogundele1   Introduction When we consider international collaboration on competition issues, as well as comparative assessments of the performance of competition authorities globally, it should...
South Africa

South Africa, Competition Law, and Equality: Restoring Equity by Antitrust in...

By Eleanor M. Fox (New York University) In South Africa, the question is not whether to incorporate “equality” into the competition law, but how. In...
Law

Nigerian Competition Authority Finally Established

By: Gina Lodolo(African Antitrust ) The Federal Government inaugurated the governing board of the FCCPC together with that of the CCPT, in order to ensure...
The Impact of Data Portability on Platform Competition

South African Competition Appeal Court Upholds Tribunal’s Excessive Pricing/ Anti-Price Gouging...

By:  Michael-James Currie (African Antitrust) In June 2020, the South African Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) handed down two seminal decisions (Babelegi and Dis-Chem) in relation to “excessive pricing” during...
Merger

Nigeria’s Foreign-to-Foreign Merger Control Regime

By: Michael-James Currie & Camilla Johnson (African Antitrust) Antitrust enforcement is on the rise across Africa. Many jurisdictions are developing competition authorities and endorsing legislation with...
The Failing Firm Defense Times of (the COVID-19) Crisis

Abusing Antitrust Enforcement for Personal Gain? Malawi’s Competition Agency Misled by...

By Editor (African Antitrust) As it turns out, some savvy ‘entrepreneurs’ have been able to use competition-law enforcement on the African continent to their personal...
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