(September 3, 1999) President Olusegun Obasanjo intends to spend his 100th day in office working as usual, officials told AFP this week.
(August 27, 1999) We feel compelled to correct the record as it has been characterized in Patricia Adams’ commentary. Ms. Adams refers to Acres International and suggests that monies were improperly paid by our company to an official with the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA). This is simply not the case. We did not make any such payments, and we have no knowledge of any improper transactions.
(August 26, 1999) “There is no question that as we move into the global information age, foreign corrupt practices threaten to undermine both the growth and the stability of our global trade and financial system”, said Al Gore.
(August 22, 1999) Nigeria is to investigate the sins of its military past in an unprecedented attempt to curb the power of the generals who have ruled for most of the years since independence.
(August 20, 1999) Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former military ruler, swept back to power as the state’s first elected civilian leader in 15 years.
(August 20, 1999) ‘Corruption has to be tackled head on,’ declared Diane Marleau, Canada’s minister for foreign aid this spring, two months after Canada adopted the OECD’s anti-corruption convention by making bribery of foreign public officials a criminal offence. But on the eve of the world’s first foreign aid-related corruption court case — one involving Canadian engineering giant Acres International — the government agencies concerned mostly appear to be abdicating responsibility.
(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
(August 17, 1999) Business Day’s exposure of bribery on the Lesotho Highlands Water Project is a pointer to the degree to which the practice of corruption is increasingly becoming the norm in substantial sectors of big business.
(August 9, 1999) Masupha Sole is facing charges of bribery amounting to a stunning M12 million received from some international companies which were involved in the construction of the M10 billion Lesotho Highlands Water Project.
(August 9, 1999) International construction companies bribe top official in large dam project for South Africa. Scandal highlights urgency of implementing OECD Convention against international corruption.
(August 5, 1999) Six of the dozen international companies implicated in the multimillion-rand Lesotho Highlands Water Project bribery case have been linked to other dam-building scandals.
(August 2, 1999) A dozen major international dam-building companies involved in the World Bank-funded Lesotho Highlands Water Project(LHWP) have lavishly bribed at least one top official on the project.
(August 2, 1999) The multimillion-rand bribery and corruption case involving a former boss of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project could test the industrialized world’s resolve to curb the offering of bribes by international business.
(July 29, 1999) The Lesotho government yesterday charged its former top official at the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, Masupha Sole, with taking R12m in bribes from a dozen international companies over 10 years.
(July 15, 1999) On June 4 the World Bank approved a loan for Mohale Dam, the second of five large dams in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP).