UK Targeting Oil, Gas & Logging: Great Britain implements EU Directive earlier than required

African "natural resource-rich countries" to be in particular focus of DirectiveThe government of the United Kingdom has announced earlier implementation of, inter alia, the anti-bribery provisions in the EU Accounting Directive than mandated by the European Commission (end of 2014, in lieu of the prescribed July 2015 deadline).  The Directive requires Member States to pass legislation … Continue reading UK Targeting Oil, Gas & Logging: Great Britain implements EU Directive earlier than required

Nigeria & South Africa: Two tales of anti-corruption enforcement

Nuhu Ribadu & the Scorpions: Setbacks and potential promises for anti-corruption efforts in Africa's two largest economies Two recent articles point to a convergence of missing or diminishing anti-corruption efforts in both South Africa and Nigeria. For one, Nigeria's former head of anti corruption Mr. Ribadu (whose high-provile 2012 report revealed that the country had … Continue reading Nigeria & South Africa: Two tales of anti-corruption enforcement

FT investigative exposé shows hidden economic China-Africa ties

In the shadows of official state-level Sino-African "cooperation" lies a vast swath of hidden quasi-official dealings, with multi-million bribes in the offingThe Financial Times report by Tom Burgis on the dealings of Sam Pa (one of his 7+ pseudonyms) is highly instructive and recommended to AAF's readership.  Link to "China in Africa: how Sam Pa … Continue reading FT investigative exposé shows hidden economic China-Africa ties