An Overview of Competition & Antitrust Regulations and Developments in Africa: 2021

With the growth of economies across the continent, competition law has remained one of the key drivers for effective market participation, consumer protection and fair business practices. The global pandemic introduced new challenges for competition authorities in Africa and abroad, with each enforcer pursuing the most beneficial enforcement method for its national or regional jurisdiction. These efforts were aimed at curbing the persistence of unjustified price hikes, anticompetitive cooperation between competitors and other harmful business practices that sought to undermine competition, while exploiting the global crisis brought about by COVID-19.

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