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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

‘Resource curse’ still haunts Uganda, Kenya

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

The plunder of foreign aid

“A little more than forty years ago, an observation was made that foreign aid was aid from the poor people of the rich countries to the rich people of the poor countries.… Continue Reading

Uganda repaying €4 million in stolen Irish aid

Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs said the government of Uganda will repay €4 million that was diverted from an Irish aid package.

A report by the Irish Examiner said the Prime Minister of Uganda Patrick Amama Mbabazi ‘denied any knowledge of the fraud through his office and insisted none of the missing money was ever paid to him.’… Continue Reading

Reading, Writing, And Compliance

A retired supreme court justice in Uganda has proposed anti-corruption training for citizens, starting with the school kids.

Professor George Kanyeihamba’s open letter to President Yoweri Museveni this week said the country’s Anti-Corruption Act of 2009 should be ‘compulsory reading for all Ugandans.’… Continue Reading

The Road To Corruption

By Richard E. Messick

A new World Bank study on corruption in the roads sector shows the challenges contractors and engineering firms working in developing countries face when trying to avoid being drawn into schemes that violate the Foreign Corruption Practices Act or the anti-corruption laws of other nations or both.… Continue Reading

Alcatel-Lucent Settles Bribery Case

In one of the biggest Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlements of all time, Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent S.A. will pay $137 million for bribing officials in Costa Rica, Honduras, Malaysia, and Taiwan.

The company and three subsidiaries will pay $92 million to resolve criminal charges with the DOJ and $45 million in disgorgement to the SEC.… Continue Reading