ICSID generated statistics, as of May 31, 2017, specific to Africa. ICSID's comprehensive and other special focus statistics can be found at: The ICSID Caseload – Statistics.
This new issue focusing on Africa demonstrates that:
- 22% of all ICSID cases involve a State Party from Africa (135 cases total).
- 45% of these cases invoke a BIT, 39% invoke an investment contract between the Investor and the Host-State and 16% of cases relied on the investment law of the Host-State.
- 33% of these cases involve the Oil, Gas and Mining Industries.
- In the cases that were decided by a tribunal, 44% resulted in the claims being dismissed on jurisdiction or on the merits.