Monthly Archives: September 2017

Is Kenya’s Election in Crisis?
By admin September 29, 2017

In the wake of the annulment of the August 8th election results which nullified the incumbents Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory over Raila Odinga there have been widespread protests, veiled threats and the decisive question of whether Kenya can pull off another election in only 60 days. The results of the August election were deemed “null and

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What Can the International Community do in South Sudan?
By admin September 28, 2017

  The civil war in South Sudan has become one of the worst humanitarian crises in recent years. The conflict, which has been largely drowned out in Western media by the Syrian War, has killed 300,000 people, internally displaced one million, and pushed two million refugees to several neighboring countries, with at least one million

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The Kurds Referendum For Independence
By admin September 26, 2017

On Monday, September 24th, Iraqi Kurdistan carried out their referendum for an independence vote, with many packed into polling stations across the northern Iraq region. Of the 3.9 million eligible to vote, the electoral commission estimated the turnout at 72 percent, and the outcome is expected to produce a “yes,” despite many opposition within the

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The Impact of Hurricane Irma and Maria on the Caribbean Islands
By admin September 25, 2017

The impact and devastation of Hurricane Maria and Irma in the Caribbean Islands have been widespread, but coordination efforts for aid have until recently been limited. Among then  Bahamas, emergency evacuations disintegrated severe levels of tourism that the island fiscally depends on. Likewise, President of The Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina, said he fears a future

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A Look Back at Global Goals Week
By admin September 22, 2017

  “We are a world in pieces. We need to be a world at peace,” said  secretary general Mr. Guterres in the annual report on the work of the U.N, which marked the beginning of the 72nd annual meeting of the U.N. Mr. Guterres speech which preceded the general debate of the U.N general assembly set

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Will Oil Sanctions Against North Korea be Effective?
By admin September 21, 2017

After Kim Jong Un disregarded deterrence measures taken by Japan, the United States, and South Korea, the United Nations passed a new round of sanctions last week which targeted North Korean textile exports and capped oil imports, falling short of a full oil embargo advocated by the Trump administration. The United States has believed for

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B2EU and The Bassiouni Group Launch B2Brexit Advisory Service
By admin September 20, 2017

Please see PRWeb press release here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/09/prweb14707188.htm B2Brexit is Designed to Equip Clients with Brexit-focused Advisory Services, Market Intelligence & Legal Services New York, New York, USA and Brussels, Belgium – September 20, 2017 –The Bassiouni Group (www.bassiounigroup.com) and B2EU (http://www.b2eu-consulting.com/), today announced the launch of B2Brexit (www.b2brexit.com), a leading provider of Brexit-focused advisory, intelligence

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KPMG’s South Africa Leadership Resigns, Deepening Nation’s Political Clout
By admin September 19, 2017

In the past week, eight senior executives in the South African office of KPMG, a global auditing firm, resigns after an internal investigation reveals the firm had missed red flags regarding the integrity and ethics of businesses owned by the Gupta family. Although the investigations did not identify any evidence of illegal behavior or corruption,

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Former CDC Chief Launches $225 Million Global Health Initiative
By admin September 18, 2017

Former Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) chief Tom Frieden announced a new initiative to expand global healthcare strategy and practice, specifically for issues of cardiovascular disease and epidemics. According to The Washington Post, Frieden, who spent seven years leading the CDC during the Obama administration, said he chose these two primary issues based

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Eastern Caribbean Seek Basic Necessities After Irma
By admin September 15, 2017

  Residents of Eastern Caribbean Islands are struggling amidst the wreckage left my Hurricane Irma. A category five hurricane which did not hit US inland territories until Sunday, struck Wednesday in the Caribbean. Among those affected were French territories Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Martin and British Territories Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands. While rebuilding efforts

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The Future of Economic Development in Afghanistan
By admin September 14, 2017

The stability of Afghanistan has been the goal for the United States and other major powers since the 1980s. Although billions have been spent on the economic and political stability of the country, the future of Afghanistan is still unknown. The United States has now been involved in a coordinated military and economic effort with

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Myanmar’s Persecution of Ethnic Royingha Intensifies
By admin September 12, 2017

An estimated 300,000 of the Royingha population in Myanmar have fled the state to seek sanctuary in nearby Bangladesh over the course of the past month. These refugees, mostly ethnic Muslim minorities, cite accounts of rape, violence, and death. However, these recent developments are not new. The incidents, which the UN has stated as possible

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Launching the World’s First Humanitarian Impact Bond
By admin September 11, 2017

As global humanitarian needs continue to rise in numbers, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announces a commitment of 26 million Swiss Francs ($27.3 million USD) as the world’s first humanitarian impact bond. Through the investment model, private investors can provide capital through a five-year funding scheme in which their repayments, with interest,

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The Rohingya Crisis
By admin September 8, 2017

The narrative the world has been hearing over the past two weeks concerning Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, often described as “the world’s most persecuted minority,” has been one of tragedy, cruelty and devastation. The United Nations reports that in the last two weeks a quarter of a million Rohingya refugees, most of whom are women,

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China Put’s The Kibosh on Cryptocurrency Funding
By admin September 6, 2017

In the latest chapter of the cryptocurrency rollercoaster, over the weekend China put a dramatic halt on ICO’s (initial coin offerings), decrying it to be “an unauthorized and illegal public funding activity.” The halt essentially prohibits digital token financing and trading platforms from doing conversions of coins with fiat currencies. Reflected by a joint statement

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