Since discovering oil in 2009, Uganda has not pumped a single barrel and the resource remains unexploited. An historic opportunity has so far been stymied by bureaucracy, law suits, corruption, hostilities with neighbors taking on a military hue, as well as the lack of adequate infrastructure to move the oil to market.… Continue Reading
A police investigation in China has found that drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline’s alleged bribery of doctors ‘was coordinated by the British company and was not the work of individual employees,’ according to a report Tuesday by Reuters.… Continue Reading
Saudi Arabia’s religious police, also known as the Muttawa, are facing allegations of alleged corruption.
The Muttawa — officially called the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice — received a whistleblower complaint about alleged violations and said an investigation would be launched, according to local reports cited Wednesday by Al Arabiya.… Continue Reading
Zhou Yongkang, one of the most powerful politicians in China for the past ten years, is the target of an investigation into corruption.
The move against Zhou — reported Sunday by Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post — ‘could send even bigger political shockwaves through Beijing than the trial of Bo Xilai, who was widely considered a key Zhou ally,’ the paper said.… Continue Reading