Fatmata Kabia

Fatmata Kabia

Associate

Fatmata S. Kabia is an associate in Covington’s New York office. Her practice focuses on internal and government investigations and commercial litigation. Ms. Kabia has represented private and public companies, corporate directors, and individuals in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, benefits, and financial services. Ms. Kabia also has experience working in-house as part of the anti-money laundering group of a multinational investment bank. She provides an interdisciplinary perspective to advise clients, particularly on cross-border issues and financial crime compliance.

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Top Issues to Watch in Africa in 2020

Commencement of the AfCFTA. The landmark African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is slated to go into force on July 1, 2020. When fully implemented, the trade agreement will eliminate tariff and non-tariff barriers, and substantially increase intra-regional trade to volumes worth over $3.3 trillion. Twenty-nine countries have deposited their instruments of ratification, and Eritrea … Continue Reading

Forests are on Fire: What the UN Climate Action Week Means for Africa

Fires have ravaged Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, burning over 1,330 square miles of tree cover, and placing people, wildlife, and their habitats at risk. Experts warn that further degradation could inhibit the forest’s ability to release oxygen and absorb heat-trapping carbon dioxide—a key function for combatting climate change. The fires in the Amazon have been met … Continue Reading

The Technology Bank

Artificial intelligence and big data are some of the new technologies dominating discourse in 2018.  These technologies are expected to change the way that we travel, learn, and transact.  However, this forecast is less clear for the least developed countries (LDCs). According to a United Nations study, science and technology and resource and development remain … Continue Reading

Year of the Flood

Hurricane Harvey bombarded the Gulf Coast of the United States, leaving more than 250,000 people without power and causing substantial financial, physical, and emotional damage in its wake.  Though record-breaking, Harvey was not a singular event.  In 2017, severe rain events like Harvey have impacted many communities and businesses around the world.  Africa is no … Continue Reading
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