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Rising Political Risk for Miners in Zambia

The 2011 election of President Michael Sata and the Patriotic Front (PF) government in Zambia turned out to be one of the most negative events for foreign investors in the country. Not only did the Sata government expropriate properties, re-nationalise assets, and rack up debt and inflation – they also sought to tighten control over […]

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 […]

The Unlawful Persecution of Nigeria’s Central Banker

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.

The Politics of Justice in Africa

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

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 […]

Robert Amsterdam’s Legal Team Honored with Global Pro Bono Dispute of 2013 by The American Lawyer

The American Lawyer magazine has honored Amsterdam & Partners LLP for his role in the Tadonki / UN case.

Zambia: The One-Party State Subsidy

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.

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 […]