Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Bassiouni Group Forms Partnership With B2EU Consulting
By admin August 17, 2017

MoU Establishes Strategic Framework for Collaboration in Global Business Development, Brexit Advisory Services and International Development Opportunities NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA AND BRUSSELS, BELGIUM AUGUST 17, 2017 – The Bassiouni Group (TBG), a leading Global Development firm specializing in Advisory, Trade & Investment solutions for emerging/frontier markets, today announced that it has signed a

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The Philippine War on Drugs Escalates
By admin August 16, 2017

On August 15, a massive raid in the Bulacan Province in the Philippines led to the death of 32 individuals that were suspected drug offenders. The raid lasted 24 hours and involved dozens of police raids carried out in the province. Over a hundred people were arrested and drugs along with weapons cache were confiscated.

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Britain proposes to temporarily keep a “remain” policy
By admin August 15, 2017

On August 14, Britain submitted a proposal to the European Union (EU) to maintain the existing customs union for an interim period after Brexit. This is a measure taken to reduce boarder chaos and restore faith in trade investments. The government has put up a case that this policy is necessary considering the diminishing business

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Chile: a Leader in Green Energy Development
By admin August 14, 2017

Chile continues to accelerate in its clean energy initiatives; two major developers announced this week that they’ve secured funding for huge wind farm projects. Mainstream Renewable Power and its Chilean counterpart, Aela Energía, have received $410 M to fund two wind farms in Chile and Mexico with a whopping 299MW of capacity, enough to power

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Kenya’s “Peaceful” Elections turn Violent
By admin August 11, 2017

Reportedly, a record number of Kenyans participated in the general election, mostly casting ballots in support of Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga; the sons of Kenya’s first president and first vice president, respectively. There were eight contenders in the running to become the leader of one East Africa’s most successful countries, but apart

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Kenya’s Dynastic Political Rivalry
By admin August 10, 2017

On Tuesday, as the results of the Presidential election poured in, Kenya anxiously laid in wait – would mass ethnic violence erupt as it did in 2007 or would a peaceful and credible demonstration of democracy prevail? After 97 percent of the votes counted, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken what appears to be an

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South Africa’s Embattled Presidency
By admin August 9, 2017

On Tuesday, August 8th, the South African parliament narrowly voted to keep President Jacob Zuma. The no confidence vote on President Zuma came at a time when South Africa has been in an economic decline and its standing with the international community has faltered. This would be the sixth time in Zuma’s presidency where a

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Yemen: “A Bus Racing Towards The End of a Cliff”
By admin August 7, 2017

Since civil war broke out in Yemen almost three years ago, a dire humanitarian situation has unfolded, and appears to only be getting worse. Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Arab world, has been left devastated by two warring factions of the countries leadership. The civil war has killed more than 10,000 people,

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Boko Haram: ISIS’s Strategic Ally in Africa
By admin August 4, 2017

  Boko Haram, known in Arabic as Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad (People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad), is an Islamist militant group best known for causing havoc through abductions, bombings, and assassinations. Founded in 2002 to oppose the influence Western education, organizational goals shifted in 2009 to forming an

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Pakistan’s Political Turmoil
By admin August 3, 2017

Last week, the Pakistani Supreme Court issued a verdict that illegitimated the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from being eligible for political office. The verdict concluded a case that was brought forward by Pakistani politician Imran Khan at the onset of the release of the Panama Papers. This latest verdict is added to a long

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Regulations on Cryptocurrency
By admin August 1, 2017

Bitcoin and other electronic forms of currency like Ethereum have become the new popular investment. In this past year, the market that is known as initial coin offering (ICO), has been valued at $1.3 billion. These Cryptocurrencies have also garnered a considerable amount of attention of major companies like Microsoft. The popular investment has caught

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