You may not know Hon Hai, but it is to produce 70% of all iPhones 6. It also operates the largest factories on Earth. Terry Gou, founder and chairman, based his success on cheap labor costs as well as audacious merging strategies. Will the rise of automated factories mean the end of this success story, […]
Ms. Rahab Wambui counts herself lucky after escaping fatal injuries by a whisker while taking a walk in Nairobi central business district. What she witnessed, however, is not for the faint-hearted. Right before her eyes an old, battered pickup truck rammed into a little boy who was holding onto his father’s hand.
These days, you don’t see much idealism or activism among Thailand’s youth—not since a coup last May led to the imposition of martial law. Now that the government has banned public gatherings of five people or more, it’s become extremely difficult for young people to get involved in social movements. Criticizing army officials or trying […]
Critical health epidemics are on the rise in prisons internationally. Just this week, new controversy surrounds the issue in the light of breaking news that American prisons may have to invest in expensive drug treatment for inmates infected with Hepatitis C. The prevalence rate in US jails currently stands at around 17%, in contrast with […]
On the 5th of August, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued US oil company, Cobalt International Energy Inc., with a Wells Notice in response to its operations in Angola. The Wells notice was a formal notification to Cobalt stating that the company is likely to face disciplinary action for breaches of ‘certain federal security laws’, […]