Tag Archives: Africa

Mugabe and the U.N. vs. the Whistleblower

Doug Bandow writes in the American Spectator about the case of our client Georges Tadonki, who challenged political corruption in Zimbabwe and paid for it with his job. In 2008 Tadonki had been on station for six years and predicted epidemics of both cholera and violence. Journalist Peta Thornycroft interviewed Tadonki at the time, concluding […]

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The Unlawful Persecution of Nigeria’s Central Banker

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The Nigerian government’s attempt to pin a criminal case against its former Central Banker Lamido Sanusi after he exposed a multi-billion dollar corruption scheme reeks of political motivations.

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The Politics of Justice in Africa

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The relations the International Criminal Court (ICC) enjoys with states in Africa are testy – and things don’t appear to be getting better.

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Georges Tadonki Still Awaiting Justice

This week my office has been abuzz with the news that our law firm won a pro bono award, but the first person I called was the client in said case, Dr. Georges Tadonki, who is still awaiting justice in the case. Despite the extremely strong 104-page ruling from the U.N. Dispute Tribunal in his […]

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Zambia: The One-Party State Subsidy

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The truth of the matter is that the fuel and maize subsidies have not actually been removed, but rather they have been transformed by the PF into the One-Party State Subsidy.

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Nigeria’s Violence Hits Economy

From former Amb. John Campbell at the Council on Foreign Relations:  The incessant violence is starting to impact the Nigerian economy. While Lagos hustles along without regard to the bloodshed in other parts of the country, economic activity has dipped, as in Kano, Nigeria’s second largest city. Enterprises with exposure in northern Nigeria are seeing […]

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George Tadonki’s Courage

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Tadonki brought a wrongful termination claim against the UN after the organization effectively fired him in early 2009. The UN’s bulletproof legal immunity necessitates an unusual system for adjudicating such cases. Because the UN cannot be sued, tribunals convened by the UN itself deal with employment claims, pseudo-courts that don’t adhere to several important aspects of accepted U.S. and European legal procedure.

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Rumble in the Congo

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It’s one of the world’s largest untapped reserves of precious metals and natural resources. It’s also an ungoverned Wild West drawing in competing militias into prolonged bloody wars, and soon, possibly the neighboring states competing for influence. Welcome to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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UN Tribunal Issues Landmark Ruling in UNOCHA-Zimbabwe Case

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A historic victory for Amsterdam & Partners LLP from the UN Tribunal, finding several OCHA officials involved in grave misconduct in the treatment of Dr. Georges Tadonki.

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Zambia’s Attack on Freedom of Expression

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In Zambia today, the PF believes that it is illegal for you to have an opinion. You can be considered a “criminal” for disagreeing with the president, and apparently, you can face jail time if you dare to voice that criticism.

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