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Is there such a thing as “responsible lobbying”? Sure there is, but the act of lawfully attempting to influence something usually gets hurdled with the many examples of how corporations and interest groups have successfully managed to regulate government policies in their favor, regardless of how good or bad those policies were. The good When… Continue reading

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo rewarded his electoral consultants, KRL International, with a $1 million contract. The agreement was signed by KRL International and Ghana’s Ministry of Finance, led by Nana Addo’s cousin and campaign finance manager, Ken Ofori-Atta on 28 June 2017. KRL claimed it was already providing lobbying services on behalf of the Ministry… Continue reading

APCO created a false citizens’ campaign through a fake organization to push the agenda of a Thai politician. A costly advertising campaign On 11 September 2019, two weeks before Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s visit to the UN General Assembly in New York, a completely unknown group called “Thai Democracy Now” started a media campaign…. Continue reading

The recent protests in France have shown us the fragility of a Western developed nation to tackle social issues that have been brewing within its mist for decades already, slowing eating away at the very fabric of the contract that exists between the citizens of the nation and the political class that represents them. Make… Continue reading

The growing tensions between various European countries regarding the immigration policies have seemingly came to a halt after the last European summit, where the EU leaders have agreed to a hard-fought migration deal that includes a provision to explore the possibility of setting up “regional disembarkation platforms” in the Maghreb countries, outside the boarders of… Continue reading

The recent announcement made by the US President, Donald Trump, regarding the continuation of the American involvement in the Afghan War, might come to no surprise to some people – especially when thinking that the multi-billion dollar arms industry in the United States would profit out of it immensely. Apart from the arms industry, however,… Continue reading

Edgar Lungu’s decision to appoint Felix Mutati as Finance Minister is a clear message to the IMF and the World Bank: Zambia is again ready to follow IMF’s austerity policies. Mutati, who was minister in Mwanawasa’s and Banda’s governments, played a key role in approving and carrying out IMF’s prescriptions. Zambian economy collapsed as a… Continue reading

On 6 May 2016, gang leader Jamilton Andrés Suárez Ulloa, also known as El Topo, was killed by Venezuelan intelligence. El Topo was the mastermind behind the death of a group of miners in south-eastern Venezuela in March 2016.   The Mole On 4 March 2016, 28 miners disappeared near the town of Tumeremo in… Continue reading