Monthly Archives: September 2017

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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