World View

As host of the 31st Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro will attract as many as 500,000 tourists. Yet, the widely reported efforts to prepare for the games have left many

Continue Reading...

President Obama’s historic three-day trip to Cuba not only marked the first visit by a sitting U.S. president since the 1959 revolution, but also represented a source of pride and inspiration

Continue Reading...

Peter Herbert is suing the Ministry of Justice for racial discrimination following a recommendation that he be given a written warning over remarks he made.

Continue Reading...

Mexican citizens may now officially identify themselves as "Afro-Mexican" on national censuses.

Continue Reading...

Legal Focus

A new government indigenization and economic empowerment bill in Namibia has many white business owners pondering whether to leave the country or take court action.

Continue Reading...

Private trade credit insurance agencies often struggle with insuring African risk due to the lack of available information.

Continue Reading...

France has threatened to prevent free trade talks scheduled between the European Union and the United States if the negotiations include movie and digital media.

Continue Reading...

Argentine authorities raided 70 locations in a slavery ring shakedown. The raids rescued over 200 victims of human trafficking who were forced to work in subhuman conditions.

Continue Reading...

Forums

The Pan African Franchise Federation recently held its inaugural meeting in South Africa with delegations from Egypt, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Tanzanian and Nigeria to promote franchising in Africa.

Continue Reading...

Current trends in the Middle East indicate that 2013 will mark a busy summer for the franchise industry. The Middle East franchise market is worth approximately $30 billion U.S. dollars.

Continue Reading...

The Ministry of Trade of Indonesia recently issued a new regulation limiting the growth of food and beverage franchises in the country. The new regulations aims to prevent monopolies in

Continue Reading...

The economic and legal environments in South Africa and other African nations continue to change and evolve this year. Franchising in Africa, and particularly South Africa, as well as alternative

Continue Reading...