Category: Africa

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

Photo Credit: Lattitude Canada, Wikimedia Commons This post is based on a blog originally published on Corporate Compliance & Ethics Africa It is a basic economic principle that a market exists because there is the concurrence of demand and supply or someone willing to buy and someone willing to sell goods or services. Similarly as… Read More

A recent report by Kenya’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) paints a rather grim picture of the extent of corruption in Kenya. In the top 10 counties by average bribe size, bribes range from KSH 80,000 (about $800 US) to about KSH 6,000 ($60 US) — in a country where the average monthly wage is… Read More

Despite the thick Lagos air and long journey 60 women entered the The Moorhouse hotel on a recent Saturday morning, exchanging excited greetings and fresh ideas. Women business leaders adorned in brightly colored fabric and empowered with strong ambitions went around the room introducing themselves and their businesses. It was the inaugural meeting of the… Read More

Joel Ameyou is a corporate lawyer, who comes from Lome, Togo in West Africa where he serves as the Chief Compliance Auditor for the Togo Revenue Authority. Prior to working in the public sector, he worked as a Legal Assistant for Tax and Laws, Ecobank and Cabinet Sylvia Aquereburu, one of the leading legal firms in… Read More

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