African Law Toolbox

Welcome to the LexisNexis African Law Toolbox! We are pleased to introduce you to the treasury of laws and legal analysis that we offer on the nations of Sub-Saharan Africa. The vast natural resources and untapped human potential of this continent are steadily advancing their stake in the global economy.
View of Capetown, South Africa
 
Our principal sources are undoubtedly found in the collections of our sister company, LexisNexis Butterworths South Africa, which provides not only comprehensive content for the Republic of South Africa itself, but also for many neighboring jurisdictions, even as far north as East and West Africa. In addition to these, our many other resources for the African nations are set forth below. LexisNexis France also provides some content for Francophone West Africa (see OHADA, below).
New to working in this region? Our Guide to International Legal Research chapter on Africa may help you get oriented.
 
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     Algeria
 
 
 
 
     Angola
 
  
 
 
   Benin
 
 
 
  
     Botswana 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Burkina Faso
 
 
 
     Burundi 
 
  
 
 
     Cameroon
 
 
 
     Cape Verde Islands   
 
  
 
 
     Central African Republic
 
 
 
    Chad
 
 
 
     Congo - Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo)
 
 
 
 
     Congo - Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)(See Zaire)
 
 
    Djibouti
 
 
 
    Equatorial Guinea
 
 
 
     Eritrea
 
 
 
 
     Ethiopia
 
 
 
 
 
 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
 
 
 
      Gabon
 
 
 
 
     The Gambia 
 
 
 
 
    Ghana
 
Ghana Law Reports and Laws of Ghana (This link will take you to the first of several pages of combined listings for both Nigeria and Ghana.  Click on the NEXT> icon in the lower right hand corner of each page to reach the Ghana listings on pages 3 and 4 out of  5)
 
 
 
 
Accra, Ghana
 
 
     Guinea
 
 
 
     Guinea-Bissau
 
 
 
     Ivory Coast - Côte d’Ivoire 
 
 
 
 
     Kenya
 
 
   
 
 
 
Nairobi, Kenya (view from the west)
 
 
     Lesotho 
 
 
 
 
     Liberia  
 
 
 
 
  
   Madagascar
 
 
 
     Malawi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Mali
 
 
 
     Mauritania
 
 
 
     Mauritius 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Mozambique

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      Namibia   

 
  
 
 
    Niger
 
 
 
 
     Nigeria 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
OHADA (Organisation pour l'Harmonisation du Droit des Affaires en Afrique)
 
 
 
 
 
     Rwanda 
 
 
 
 
 
     Sao Tome e Principe
 
 
 
 
     Senegal
 
 
 
 
     Seychelles
 
 
 
 
 
     Sierra Leone
 
 
 
 
     Somalia
 
 
 
 
View of Pretoria, South Africa
 
 
     South Africa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 And don't miss the outstanding website Law24.com, the leading legal website of South Africa.
 
 
      Republic of The Sudan
 
 
 
     Swaziland 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Tanzania
 
 
 
 
     Uganda 
 
 
 
 
View of Kampala, Uganda
 
 
     Zaire  Congo - Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
 
 
 
 
 
Kinshasa, Congo-Kinshasa (Zaire)
 
 
     Zambia 
 
 
 
 
 
     Zimbabwe 
 
 
 
 
 
 
African Unity Square, Harare, Zimbabwe
 
 
Our Multi-Jurisdictional Surveys including content on Nigeria and South Africa on the following topics: Discovery Rules, Energy – Carbon Trading, International Arbitration/Dispute Resolution, International Bankruptcy Filing Requirements, and Minority Shareholder Rights. Click on the link and select the Middle/East/Africa menu for the topic you wish.
 

You may also wish to review the Lex Mundi Multi-Jurisdictional Surveys with country-specific entries from the local Lex Mundi law firms on a variety of different commercial and financial law topics.

 

Guide to International Legal Research, Section 3.01, Africa Regional Sources

 

Guide to International Legal Research, Section 3.03 Regional Organizations

 

Guide to International Legal Research, Section 3.04 Regional Trade Organizations

 

   

Useful General Resources on the open web:

 

    African Union

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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