(September 4, 2006) Impregilo, the last remaining company to be charged in the landmark Lesotho corruption trials and one of the world’s largest construction companies, was charged on Sept. 4 with five counts of bribery involving millions of rands in connection with the Lesotho Highlands Water Project.
Lesotho, SA to ink deal on highlands water project
(September 19, 2005) Lesotho and South Africa will sign an agreement for the feasibility study of the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project at the Mohale Dam this week.
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.
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.
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.
Acres accused of still owing $2-million in fines
(July 19, 2004) Convicted of bribing an African official, company says it’s paying penalty in stages.
U.S. asks Lesotho bribe prosecutor to attend inquiry
(July 18, 2004) Guido Penzhorn who has been successfully prosecuting mutinationals for corruption in Lesotho, has been invited to appear before the U.S. foreign relations committee in its hearings on corruption in World Bank-funded projects.
Western firms face bribery blacklist
(March 19, 2004) If Acres is debarred, it will send a powerful signal to the world’s big construction companies, which rely heavily on the World Bank and other international financial institutions for support.
Mbeki hails Lesotho for corruption stand
(March 18, 2004) Foreign companies were the prime movers in the corruption of Lesotho officials in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, President Mbeki said this week.