(August 19, 2001) The corruption trial of Ephraim Sole, the dismissed chief executive of the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority, resumed this week in the Maseru high court after a two-month recess, only to be halted within a day.
(June 5, 2000) The Lesotho Highlands Water Project corruption trial begins on Monday, with some of the world’s largest construction companies among the accused.
(June 22, 2000) Balfour Beatty – which also has a contract for the controversial Ilusi dam in Turkey and may face prosecution in Lesotho over alleged corruption payments over a dam project – was raided this month by 40 FBI agents.
(June 14, 2000) British firms are among a dozen of the best known international construction companies involved in a trial in the remote South African kingdom of Lesotho.
(June 12, 2000) Today a landmark case gets under way in Maseru with the potential to embarrass some the world`s largest construction companies.
(June 11, 2000) The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) R25-million corruption trial restarts in Maseru next week.
(April 30, 2000) A landmark case against international corruption begins in the Maseru High Court this week, with a number of huge companies in the dock on charges of bribery.
(March 8, 2000) Three agents of Lesotho’s National Security Service (NSS) have repeatedly harassed Mr. Benedict Leuta in recent months. Leuta is a resident of the Lesotho Highlands who lost land to the recently constructed Katse Dam.
(December 8, 1999) The multimillion-rand Lesotho Highlands Water Project bribery trial, involving more than 20 international companies and individuals, will begin on May 2 next year and run for five months, the chief magistrate of Maseru said yesterday.
(December 1, 1999) The Lesotho Highlands Water Project has its origins in the apartheid era. Lesotho Highlands communities are supporting the project, despite the destruction it has caused to their homes and arable land. South African environmental organisations, however, oppose it for various reasons. Steve Rothert explains why this project challenges traditional perspectives about large dams and development.
(November 30, 1999) Two individuals, including Masupha Sole, and representatives of three international companies, appeared before the chief magistrate of Maseru yesterday on charges of alleged bribery amounting to R22m.
(November 29, 1999) Dam-building companies charged with corruption in a Lesotho court should be suspended from receiving World Bank contracts while they are under investigation, says International Rivers Network.
(November 17, 1999) The simple issue on the agenda at a World Bank meeting in Pretoria is corruption – specifically the padding of Katse Dam construction costs by a "dirty dozen" of multinational corporations.
(October 21, 1999) The World Bank and other official financiers meet next month to discuss ways out of a corruption scandal reaching from the remote highlands of Lesotho to their own headquarters.
(August 17, 1999) Several international construction companies that have handled major contracts in Uganda and Kenya have been named in a 12 million rand ($2.5 million) corruption scandal in South Africa and Lesotho