Steve Coll is the author of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, a painstakingly researched account of how the world’s most profitable corporation built its global influence.
Chad’s former ambassador to Canada who was named in the Griffiths Energy bribery case has been fired from his current diplomatic post in South Africa.
Last week a judge ordered Griffiths to pay a C$10.35 million for bribing the wife of Mahamoud Adam Bechir in 2009.… Continue Reading
War is not only hell, it’s corrupt too.
Of the bottom ten countries on Transparency International’s 2010 Corruption Perception Index, six have active wars, insurrections, or major civil disturbances.
Included are Burundi, Chad, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Myanmar, and bottom-dweller Somalia.… Continue Reading