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August Trade Mission to Ethiopia and Kenya

Greenberg Traurig participated in the Corporate Council on Africa’s Trade Mission to Ethiopia and Kenya during the week of August 15. While a primary focus of the trip was the agribusiness sector, private investment in manufacturing and infrastructure (including power) were also identified as vital to each economy. Vicky McPherson, a shareholder based in Washington, D.C. and … Continue Reading

African Nations Step Up Efforts to Identify and Undo Corruptly-Awarded Government Contracts

The public tender and government contracting processes historically have been among the areas most susceptible to bribery and corruption across the world. As in other jurisdictions, awards of large government contracts in Africa are sometimes followed by credible information that graft played a role in the selection of the winning bidder. This type of corruption, … Continue Reading

Spotlight on Zambia’s Recent Efforts to Combat Corruption

The government of Zambia, through its Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and its Auditor General, has taken a leading role in the fight against corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa. In an impressive series of actions, Zambia recently has cancelled an allegedly graft-riddled major contract award; uncovered, through a scathing audit report, waste and potential fraud in another multimillion-dollar … Continue Reading