(April 29, 2005) Rock-star campaigner Bono of U2 urges Canadians not to give up on their embattled prime minister just yet.
Company faces bribery charges
(March 2, 2005) The Italian company Impregilo SpA will be tried in the Lesotho High Court in April on five charges of bribery relating to the giant Lesotho Highlands Water Project.
Highlands water partner up on bribery
(February 9, 2005) Yet another official involved in the scandal-plagued Lesotho Highlands Water Project has been called on to face charges of corruption and bribery.
Nepad man implicated in bribe scandal
(December 13, 2004) A top adviser for the New Partnership for Africa’s Development has been implicated in a multimillion-rand bribery scandal.
Lahmeyer International in court again for bribing Highlands Water project official
(November 29, 2004) Found guilty by the Lesotho High Court of bribing the former chief of the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority two years ago, international construction company, Lahmeyer International, has been back in court on another case of bribery.
Italian firms in Lesotho dam corruption case
(November 14, 2004) Italy’s biggest construction company, Impregilo, was hauled before the Lesotho High Court this week as authorities launched their sixth corruption prosecution relating to the multibillion-dollar Lesotho Highlands Water Project.
‘Environmentalists not to blame for power crisis’
(October 27, 2004) Foreign consultants like Acres International, convicted of bribery, should act as an eye opener that such firms are self-interested and not committed to developing the Third World, says environmental activist.
Fighting corruption alone
(October 22, 2004) The World Bank’s long, drawn-out and half-hearted response to the conviction of a Canadian company for bribery on a Bank-funded project in southern Africa suggests that developing countries, when they do get serious about corruption, are on their own.
Corruption a two-way street
(October 14, 2004) The only way to find a solution to corruption is to address the problem from both the supply-side and the demand side, say participants at an African conference on governance.
Acres and acres of graft
(September 24, 2004) A Canadian firm is blacklisted abroad for bribery, yet no penalties from Ottawa. What’s wrong here?
Acres has not paid a cent of its fine for corruption
(September 12, 2004) Canadian company Acres International has failed to pay a single cent of the R15 million it was fined a year ago by a Lesotho court for corruption.
Getting priorities right is a must
(September 3, 2004) What the Lesotho case and the Lugar corruption hearings demonstrate is that institutions must reflect the interests of the countries concerned instead of the domestic politics of the rich and the powerful.
The Lesotho Highlands Water Project: bribery on a massive scale
(August 8, 2004) Many of the legal aspects of corruption have now been thoroughly and recently tested in the Lesotho courts, challenging the ways in which corruption is detected and punished in different parts of the world.
Lesotho remains firm against corruption despite lack of funding help from EU or World Bank
(August 2, 2004) Various promises of assistance made but little follow-through, especially from countries whose companies were involved in the criminal proceedings.
Scandal hitting Acres
(July 26, 2004) Ontario-based Acres International is still feeling the repercussions of a scandal-ridden African water project.