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Entries in Zambia (7)

Monday
Sep282015

Kenya arrests two Chinese construction company executives for bribery 

Two senior managers of the China Roads and Bridge Construction Company were arrested in Kenya for allegedly giving bribes to highway authority officials to cover up the use of overloaded trucks.

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Thursday
Mar262015

China's number one export: Graft?

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa witness the signing of the Colombo Port City Project in September 2014 (Image courtesy of CCC)Sri Lanka this month became the latest of at least five countries to shut down huge China-backed infrastructure and telecoms projects tainted by allegations of corruption.

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Thursday
Feb062014

China cancels Thai rice deal because of alleged graft

China walked away from a deal to buy 1.2 million tonnes of rice from Thailand after Thai authorities launched a corruption probe into a controversial subsidy to rice farmers.

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Monday
Oct282013

Malawi (that's right, Malawi) is a graft-busting superpower

Joyce Banda, President of MalawiMalawi’s Director of Public Prosecutions said he has a blank check to pursue officials implicated in the so-called ‘cashgate’ scandal in which millions of dollars are missing from government accounts.

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Thursday
Sep192013

Africa nations shut down tainted China telecoms deals

The Zambia government has terminated a $210 million closed circuit television camera contract with China's ZTE because of alleged corruption.

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Wednesday
Mar272013

Zambia ex-president arrested

Rupiah Bwezani Banda, 76, says his opponents are on a political witch hunt (photo courtesy of Wikipedia)Former Zambian leader Rupiah Banda has been arrested and charged with abuse of power over a controversial oil deal.

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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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