“Just a math issue”: Anti-Corruption Efforts in Kenya take Center-Stage for Obama

Anti-Corruption Efforts will Require some "Visible Prosecutions" President Obama opined that it was "absolutely the right thing to do for President Kenyatta [to] emphasize" the Kenyan government's stepped-up anti-corruption efforts.  He called public corruption potentially "the biggest impediment to Kenya growing even faster." "Just a math issue" Business efforts being "constantly sapped" was a real … Continue reading “Just a math issue”: Anti-Corruption Efforts in Kenya take Center-Stage for Obama

In sync with greater enforcement: Firms’ compliance budgets grow

CCOs say that with more investigations comes (slightly) more money According to a recent survey, the budgets allocated to compliance have grown over the last year, including those of African participants in the study.  Consulting giant Deloitte has released its 2015 Compliance Trends report, the result of its survey in which 20 large corporations across … Continue reading In sync with greater enforcement: Firms’ compliance budgets grow

The necessity of strong regional regulatory oversight on infrastructure projects in Africa

The necessity of strong regional regulatory oversight on infrastructure projects in Africa By Roger Tafotie Dr. Tafotie is a Pr1merio advisor with a legal & business focus on both African and European markets. A member of the Luxembourg Bar, he is also a lecturer in law at the University of Luxembourg. His focus areas include … Continue reading The necessity of strong regional regulatory oversight on infrastructure projects in Africa

Corruption & instability scare away foreign direct investment in South Africa

Corruption & instability scare away foreign direct investment in South Africa Former ANC Treasurer and Mpumalanga premier Mathews Phosa has identified corruption, inconsistent government policies, and other factors as root causes of investors' growing reluctance to invest in South Africa. The Mail & Guardian's Adam Wakefield reports that Mr. Phosa, who speaks nine languages and … Continue reading Corruption & instability scare away foreign direct investment in South Africa

“Tender-preneurs” holding back tech investment in Africa

Will technological tender process end the reign of "tender-preneurs"? Biztech Africa's Tom Jackson reports from Connected East Africa conference in Diani, Kenya, that former Kenyan permanent ministry secretary Dr Bitange Ndemo has given a speech on how corruption is holding back technological investment in the country. The paper reports that development as a tech hub … Continue reading “Tender-preneurs” holding back tech investment in Africa

Book review: “Corruption and Human Rights Law in Africa”

Robert Wundeh Eno has written a book review of Kolawole Olaniyan's "Corruption and Human Rights Law in Africa" in the Lagos Vanguard.  One of the key insights of the book, according to Eno, is that corruption is not a victimless crime, as often assumed.  He draws the link between corruption and its real-world effects on … Continue reading Book review: “Corruption and Human Rights Law in Africa”

Kenya suspends 16 officials for corrupt acts, including 4 ministers

As the BBC reports, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has suspended four members of his cabinet in addition to 12 other government officials due to their being implicated in allegations of corrupt acts.  The primarily affected ministries were transport, energy, labour and agriculture.  (UPDATE: A fifth minister vacated her post on Sunday, three days after the original action by … Continue reading Kenya suspends 16 officials for corrupt acts, including 4 ministers