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Old 12-28-2012, 01:27 PM
 
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A good interview with George Ayittey. They touch on politics in Ghana then move on into general African issues.






George Ayittey On SaharaTV December 8th 2012 - YouTube
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:36 PM
 
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As far as Obama. I hope no one is expecting Obama to "fix" African countries. That is still the job of African governments. Political and economic reforms are the responsibility of African leaders. The only thing Obama would be responsible for as far as Africa is dealing with any U.S companies that may be violating human and labor rights on the continent.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:31 PM
 
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The only thing Obama would be responsible for as far as Africa is dealing with any U.S companies that may be violating human and labor rights on the continent.
I'm not even sure that lies within his area of authority. Americans (citizens or corporations) are bound only to obey the law of the country they are in, and if in Africa, can do as they please subject to host country law. If any interests in a foreign country file a lawsuit against a US corporation, it is adjudicated in that country. If for any reason it is falls under American jurisdiction, it is the US courts, not the president, who holds sway. The US government would get involved only if there is a violation of a treaty to which the US is signatory, which by definition is the law of the land in the USA.

In fact, four years ago, Chevon became the only US corporation to ever be charged with human rights abuses abroad, and the US courts granted dismissal of the Nigerian plaintiffs' claim for crimes against humanity.

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