ANATOMY OF CORRUPTION

By Peter O'Brien Cases of corruption are so common that you need a good excuse to write about another one. So how do we justify commenting on the South African scandals involving the Gupta family, at least one of the country’ most significant state-owned enterprises (SOE), a slew of well-known international firms, prominent local law … Continue reading ANATOMY OF CORRUPTION

Kenya’s New Bribery Bill: It Takes Two to Tango

By AAT Senior Contributor, Michael-James Currie Corruption has long been recognised as one of the biggest challenges which entities wanting to do business in Kenya must contend with. The frequent demands for bribes by public officials has led to increased business costs, particularly for foreign investors. According to figures published by GAN Integrity Solutions in … Continue reading Kenya’s New Bribery Bill: It Takes Two to Tango

French Authorities Investigate Top Political Advisor in Gabon

According to recent reports, French authorities are investigating one of Gabon President Ali Bongo’s closest political advisors, Maixent Accrombessi, in relation to an alleged bribe which Accrombessi accepted from French firm Marck. It is alleged that Marck’s chairman, Philippi Belin, who has been placed under formal investigation, paid Accrombessi a bribe in relation to Gabon’s … Continue reading French Authorities Investigate Top Political Advisor in Gabon

South African Government implicated in allegedly bribing FIFA for 2010 World Cup

It has recently been reported that the South African Government bribed FIFA officials to secure the 2010 World Cup. Following the arrest of seven FIFA officials in Switzerland recently, the US DOJ has alleged that the South African Government was directly involved in bribing FIFA officials to secure the 2010 World Cup. The Zuma administration in … Continue reading South African Government implicated in allegedly bribing FIFA for 2010 World Cup

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

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