In the May edition of Hogan Lovells' Africa newsletter, we report on the new developments in the COMESA merger control regime, we look at East Africa Community (EAC) integration, providing an assessment of the growth prospects and challenges faced by the EAC as it moves towards better economic competitiveness. Staying East, we also review Foreigners' Land Rights in Tanzania. We also consider points raised by academics in relation to large hydropower projects, and if they are consistent with reality. From South Africa we highlight the amendments to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Bill that have been approved, and also look at fixed term contracts, following the passing of the Labour Relations Amendment Bill in March this year. We also bring you an article from Mauritius, and report on a recent road show visit made by our Johannesburg office to our Hong Kong and Beijing offices, earlier in the year. In a roundup of our work in Africa, we summarise some of our recent African transactions, including our Pro Bono work supporting South African NGO Coaching for Hope and the Olievenhoutbosch Disability Centre, situated in the outskirts of Pretoria.