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Entries in Uganda (19)

Monday
Nov272017

Dale Ko: Indicted former Hong Kong official also heads anti-corruption NGO

Chi Ping Patrick Ho (aka Patrick Ho)The former Hong Kong home secretary indicted in the United States for allegedly bribing Africa officials on behalf of a Chinese energy company set up an anti-corruption NGO in Hong Kong last year.

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Wednesday
Nov222017

China company denies links to Africa bribery

Former Hong Kong home secretary Patrick HoThe Chinese energy company that U.S. prosecutors say benefited from millions of dollars in bribes allegedly paid to officials in Africa has denied that it was involved in any way with the corruption.

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Monday
Nov202017

DOJ charges two in Chinese plot to bribe Africa officials

The DOJ unsealed a criminal complaint Monday charging the head of a Hong Kong-based NGO and the former foreign minister of Senegal with bribing high-level officials in Chad and Uganda to help a Chinese oil and gas company.

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Wednesday
Mar152017

Do e-government and digital technologies really help to prevent corruption?

E-government to business (G2B) such as e-procurement, e-tax filing and e-sourcing are often cited as being useful to reduce interface between companies and government officials and thus the scope for discretionary decisions, thereby diminishing the opportunities for bribery.

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Monday
Sep282015

Kenya arrests two Chinese construction company executives for bribery 

Two senior managers of the China Roads and Bridge Construction Company were arrested in Kenya for allegedly giving bribes to highway authority officials to cover up the use of overloaded trucks.

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Thursday
Mar262015

China's number one export: Graft?

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa witness the signing of the Colombo Port City Project in September 2014 (Image courtesy of CCC)Sri Lanka this month became the latest of at least five countries to shut down huge China-backed infrastructure and telecoms projects tainted by allegations of corruption.

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Tuesday
Feb242015

‘Evil should be called by its name’

Street view in Kampala, Uganda (Image courtesy of Wikipedia)Freddie Kwiringira runs a safari business in Uganda. He has strong words about the local kleptocrats and the damage they're doing.

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Thursday
Jul032014

East African nations closer to regional anti-graft protocol but divisions remain

Anti-corruption agencies in the countries of the East African Community are hoping to finalize a regional protocol to fight corruption but differences among member states are holding up the effort.

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Monday
May122014

Freedom takes a hit

Freedom House said in its latest report that 54 countries showed overall declines in political rights and civil liberties, compared with 40 that showed gains.

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Tuesday
Sep172013

The aid Africa needs most

In the prior post, I talked about steps governments in East Africa can take to lift the natural resource curse that plagues the region. Let's look now at how extractive companies and foreign governments can also help make life better for millions of people.

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Monday
Sep162013

Healing the East Africa resource curse

There's no silver bullet to overcome the natural resource curse that haunts much of the globe. But countries in East Africa, the region I am most familiar with, can take several practical and affordable steps to exploit resources in ways that will benefit citizens and put realistic development goals within reach.

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Wednesday
Sep042013

‘Resource curse’ still haunts Uganda, Kenya

Since discovering oil in 2009, Uganda has not pumped a single barrel and the resource remains unexploited. An historic opportunity has so far been stymied by bureaucracy, law suits, corruption, hostilities with neighbors taking on a military hue, as well as the lack of adequate infrastructure to move the oil to market.

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