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Entries in Ghana (20)

Wednesday
Mar152017

Do e-government and digital technologies really help to prevent corruption?

E-government to business (G2B) such as e-procurement, e-tax filing and e-sourcing are often cited as being useful to reduce interface between companies and government officials and thus the scope for discretionary decisions, thereby diminishing the opportunities for bribery.

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Thursday
Apr212016

Newmont Mining discloses FCPA review

One of the world's biggest gold miners said in a securities filing Wednesday it is investigating some business activities in countries outside the United States.

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Saturday
Oct032015

Canada gold miner under DOJ and SEC investigation for West Africa payments

Image courtesy of KinrossKinross Gold Corp. said in a statement Friday that it is under investigation for corruption in West Africa by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department.

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Tuesday
Dec232014

SFO wins convictions of printing company, two execs for Africa bribes

Image courtesy of Smith & OuzmanSmith and Ouzman Ltd and two of its executives were convicted Monday in London's Southwark Crown Court after a Serious Fraud Office prosecution of corrupt payments to win business for the company.

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Wednesday
Nov192014

Corruption and conflict: By the numbers

Last month, the DOJ's Leslie Caldwell, described the fight against corruption as “a necessary enforcement action to protect our own national security interests and the ability of our U.S. companies to compete on a global scale.” These comments not only apply to FCPA enforcement but also highlight the long-recognized notion that corruption can threaten peace and security. Today, the threat posed by corruption to security is especially relevant to Africa and the Middle East.

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Wednesday
Jul232014

Ghana wants FCPA, UKBA compliance certs from oil and gas partners

Ghana Oil Company (GOIL) in Labone, Ghana; courtesy of WikipediaGhana has rewritten some of the agreements it uses with oil and gas companies, requiring them to certify compliance with the FCPA, the Bribery Act, and the OECD anti-bribery convention.

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Friday
Nov292013

World Bank: Developing nations denied bribery settlement money

After analyzing almost 400 cases over 13 years, the World Bank reports that only 3.3 percent of $6 billion in fines have been shared with developing countries whose officials accepted bribes.

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Wednesday
Oct302013

SFO charges currency printer, execs for Africa bribes

The UK Serious Fraud Office charged a specialty printing company and four individuals, including the firm's former chairman, with paying more than £400,000 in bribes in Africa.

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Friday
Apr192013

Execs see Africa opportunities, but risks too

FCPA Blog-sponsor AlixPartners teamed with Dentons to survey multinational companies about their current and future business objectives in Africa.

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Wednesday
Dec262012

New book tells the story of global corruption and enforcement

The temptation when writing about corruption is to focus on statistics and policy details instead of people -- both the victims and the heroes.

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Thursday
Dec202012

Gold and graft: how the top producers rank on the CPI

Countries rich in natural resources are often corrupt, or so it seems.

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Thursday
Feb242011

Jail For Mabey & Johnson Execs

The U.K. Serious Fraud Office said yesterday that two former directors and a sales manager of bride-building firm Mabey & Johnson Ltd were sentenced for paying kickbacks to the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein.

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