The World Bank debarred a Chinese engineering and construction company Wednesday for eighteen months for fraud involving a project in Zambia.… Continue Reading
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.… Continue Reading
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.
Thailand’s commerce minister told reporters Tuesday that China lacked confidence in the arrangement after the National Anti-Corruption Commission in Thailand began to investigate the country’s rice-buying scheme.… Continue Reading
Malawi’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.… Continue Reading
The Zambia government has terminated a $210 million closed circuit television camera contract with China’s ZTE because of alleged corruption.
But Laurence Cockcroft leaves math and wonkiness behind (no small feat for an economist) and delivers a great narrative.… Continue Reading