(February 12, 2014) That’s how Hussein Kurji, the creator of Kenya’s first mockumentary, describes his new television series, ‘The Samaritans’ — a satirical look at the absurdities of the international aid sector. Comic though the premise is, a far more serious critique of NGO accountability and effectiveness lies beneath.
(February 6, 2014) Somaliland – the, unrecognized, self-declared state north of war-torn Somalia – attributes a lack of foreign aid to its success.
(January 24, 2014) USAID may join forces with Chinese state companies to build a controversial and uneconomic dam in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(January 17, 2014) Haiti’s post-earthquake disaster housing projects are either empty and looted, or taken over by squatters and people unaffected by the 2010 earthquake. Why? “There is a void…there is no authority there.”
(January 7, 2014) British foreign aid money is being used to prop up some of the most corrupt countries in the world.
(November 5, 2013) A Zimbabwe-based newspaper says greater accountability and transparency will help the country’s struggling economy, not foreign aid.
(October 24, 2013) Moves by Stephen Harper and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia have diminished the stature of the UN – and deservedly so.
(October 23, 2013) Don’t count on any government in Canada to hold SNC-Lavalin’s feet to the fire. Blinders on and taxpayers’ cash in hand, they’re willing to reward allegations of corruption with big, fat contracts, says Huffington Post’s Daniel Tencer.
(October 18, 2013) A European Union auditor says billions of dollars in foreign aid to the Palestinian government has been squandered or lost to corruption.
(September 25, 2013) Lawmakers in Trinidad and Tobago tell the Canadian government SNC-Lavalin is a company too tainted by corruption to risk awarding a multi-million-dollar hospital contract to.
(September 24, 2013) SNC-Lavalin may have to pull out from a consortium bidding on a contract to construct a massive dam project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(September 12, 2013) The U.N., in addition to not issuing an apology, has never accepted responsibility for the deadly epidemic that has killed more than 8,260 and sickened over 675,000 in the last three years writes Washington-based think tank, The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
(September 7, 2013) Bangladesh plans to have a anti-corruption official attend the Canadian pre-trial for two former SNC-Lavalin employees charged with corruption in relation to a $1.2-billion Bangladeshi bridge project. Canadian evidence needed to close Bangladesh case.
(August 20, 2013) The World Bank and Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development have banned Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin from bidding on aid contracts. But that hasn’t deterred the Canadian federal department of Public Works from awarding a lucrative defence contract to a subsidiary of the corruption-plagued SNC-Lavalin company.
(August 3, 2013) A little-known Crown corporation is doing what it can to help corruption-plagued SNC-Lavalin get a lucrative contract in Trinidad and Tobago.