(May 20, 2002) A former senior official in Lesotho has been found guilty of taking bribes from a consortium of international firms in relation to a highly controversial water development project.
(May 20, 2002) A historic decision: a court in Lesotho has convicted an African official of taking bribes from international construction firms.
(February 20, 2002) The prosecution team says evidence will be led that Acres International paid bribes worth millions of US dollars to the former chief executive of the Lesotho Highlands Authority.
(February 19, 2002) A Canadian firm of contractors, Acres International, was charged with two counts of bribery in the Lesotho High Court on Tuesday in connection with the two-nation Lesotho Highlands Water Project.
(December 10, 2001) The Lesotho and South African governments are headed for a clash with the World Bank after the financial institution reneged on a promise to fund the kingdom’s legal costs in a crucial corruption case.
(December 9, 2001) The Lesotho and South African governments are headed for a clash with the World Bank after the financial institution decides not to fund the kingdom’s legal costs in a crucial corruption case.
(November 29, 2001) Defence lawyers in the Lesotho bribery trial have applied for the re-opening of their case. Meanwhile, the President of Acres International of Canada stated that his company as a matter of principle did not engage in corrupt business practices.
(November 27, 2001) Ministers have tabled a bill allowing prosecution of firms that use bribes to win export orders. Why has it taken years?
(November 26, 2001) Police attempt to disrupt demonstrations, injuring three.
(August 15, 2001) Just six days are left until Swiss banks officials cough out their knowledge about former Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) Chief Executive Masupha Sole’s secret financial accounts.
(July 18, 2001) Most OECD nations already have laws that prohibit the commission of a crime, such as bribery, abroad. Canada does. But there’s never been a single court case brought against a Canadian company. Here’s the rub: We profit from corruption.
(June 28, 2001) A World Bank spokesman in South Africa said the bank would black- list companies that were found guilty of corruption in the LHWP corruption trial.
(June 19, 2001) Multinational companies are about to go on trial in Lesotho accused of paying huge bribes to a local official, a case virtually unprecedented in Africa.
(June 17, 2001) Ephraim Sole, the former chief executive of the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA), rose in Maseru’s high court and pleaded "not guilty" to 16 criminal charges of bribery and two counts of fraud before Judge Brandon Cullinan.
(September 1, 2000) Antonio Tricarico Campagna per la riforma della Banca mondiale.