Kenyan 2017 Elections: Supreme Court Shames International Election Observers

Editorial Comment From the African Union team to the European Union, the United Nations, and the Carter Center, they all promptly certified the September 1, 2017 Kenyan elections as “free and fair” and, in their usual herd instinct, all tried to bully Raila Odinga and his NASA party coalition to suck in and accept defeat…

40 Million in Modern Slavery and 152 Million in Child Labor Around the World

    40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world In-Depth Coverage New data reveal that the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Target 8.7, will not be achieved unless efforts to fight modern slavery and child labour are dramatically increased. 19 September 2017 NEW YORK (ILO News) –…

Tanzania vs. Mining Companies: Other African Countries May Finally Stand Up to Foreign Exploitation and Blackmail

“They should not threaten us. They are the ones that should be scared … Tanzanians are being robbed in broad daylight,” he said in an address on state television. “We cannot continue in this way.” — President John Magufuli.   “What’s happening in Tanzania is the natural result of a process that has been going on…

Is Okorocha a Tragic Mistake Foretold?

This piece first appeared in Business Day (Lagos), Thursday, December 20th, 2012 with the title, “A Week in Governor Okorocha’s Populist Republic.”   The now deeply unpopular and loathed governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, dancing while the state burns   By Okey C. Iheduru Until someone obsequiously intoned ‘Good Morning, Your Excellency,’ I didn’t know the…

Global Audit and Consultancy Firms and Trust Deficit: The Bell Pottinger, McKinsey, KPMG Debacle and the Gupta Scandal in South Africa

BREAKING NEWS: KPMG CEO in SA resigns following Gupta scandal The audit firm has issued a major mea culpa on the Gordhan ‘rogue unit’ report 15 SEPTEMBER 2017 – 11:31 XOLISA PHILLIP Picture: REUTERS/MIKE BLAKE In a major mea culpa, KPMG SA has instituted a wide-ranging board clean-up that has claimed the scalps of CEO Trevor…