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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Severin Wirz: Corruption scandals, threats of violence are backdrop to Kenya’s August presidential election

On August 8, Kenya’s 19.7 million registered voters will head to the polls in a much-anticipated general election. Although the country will vote on more than 1,800 offices across 47 counties, by far the most-watched seat is for the presidency. 

According to one recent poll, current president Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of Kenya’s first president Jomo Kenyatta, has a slight 5 point edge over four-time challenger Raila Odinga.… Continue Reading

Andy Spalding: Why doping scandals are good for the Olympics

Track and field was once the pre-eminent Summer Olympics event. I suspect most readers can name many more track and field stars from history — Jim Thorpe, Eric Liddell, Jesse Owens, Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner, Carl Lewis, Jackie Joyner Kersee, Florence Griffith-Joyner, and so on — than they could from any other event.… Continue Reading

UK printer fined £2.2 million for Africa bribes

UK printing company Smith and Ouzman Ltd was ordered to pay a total of £2.2 million ($3.2 million) Friday by the Southwark Crown Court in London.

In December 2014, a jury convicted the company and two executives of paying about $600,000 in bribes to public officials for printing contracts in Kenya and Mauritania.… Continue Reading

SEC: Goodyear pays $16 million to settle Africa bribe charges

Image courtesy of GoodyearGoodyear Tire & Rubber Co. agreed to pay $16.2 million to settle SEC charges that subsidiaries in Kenya and Angola paid bribes to increase tire sales.

The SEC said in an administrative order Tuesday that Goodyear violated the books and records and internal controls provisions of the FCPA by failing to prevent more than $3.2 million in bribes from 2007 and 2011.… Continue Reading

FCPA, Bribery Act have a role in the fight against terrorism

There still seems to be some debate as to whether the FCPA, the UK Bribery Act, and other international focused anti-bribery legislation aids in the fight against terrorism. But the continuum from corruption to crime to terrorism is well-established and arguing that laws such as the FCPA have no place in a country’s overall security regime seems to be me to be naive at best.… Continue Reading