Category: Africa

The economic impact of the COVID-19 emergency has caused unexpected and dramatic disruptions in global supply chain. Rapidly changing government policies, restrictions in mobility, and unpredictable customer demands stemming from the health crisis have battered logistics networks and put severe strain on businesses. Troublingly, these disruptions have heightened the appeal of corrupt and unethical practices… Read More

This week ACGC’s Staci Samuels sat down with Lola Adekanye to discuss CIPE’s efforts to combat corruption across Africa. Lola Adekanye leads CIPE’s anti-corruption and transparency initiatives in Africa. She supports private sector and civil society partners in developing strategies, deploying systems, and advocating reforms that will enable them to achieve institutional change and increase… Read More

People tend to think about corruption as a problem constrained to a country’s borders, its neighbors, or other nearby countries. Even a corrupt customs service, for example, has little direct influence beyond the country of origin and the destination market. Maritime corruption, on the other hand, spans the globe. The importance of maritime trade cannot… Read More

“It’s incredibly difficult to be an honest entrepreneur in this country. People in government agencies expect you to pay them a bribe to do what they are paid to do, otherwise they sabotage you. These things make me wonder if Ghana can really work.” This statement, posted on Facebook recently by a young entrepreneur in… Read More

Photo Credit: Reuters/Noor Khamis The week of Sept. 3, incredibly, 49 out of 55 heads of African states attended the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing. At this year’s FOCAC, China committed to provide $60 billion in loans, foreign aid, special funds, and private investment to help African states develop over the next three… Read More

Photo credit: James Mann This article originally appeared in the TFM Magazine, Volume 2 Number 13, 2018, p. 32 – 35. Is the question ‘WIIFM’? “What’s in it for me?” (WIIFM) This is the modus operandi most human beings use when making any decision in life. Mostly, making decisions based on this mentality does not… Read More

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