Zimbabwe Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube arrives at his country’s parliament last week to present his budget. Photo: AFP

Zimbabwean minister admits quoting wrong Chinese aid figure in his budget, China’s deputy ambassador says

  • Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube says the two countries are ‘working on a common accounting mechanism’
  • Chinese embassy is correct, deputy ambassador Zhao Baogang says after protesting that the budget understated the aid by US$133 million
Topic |   China-Africa relations

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Zimbabwe Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube arrives at his country’s parliament last week to present his budget. Photo: AFP
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Three employees of China Road and Bridge Corporation, which built and runs Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway, were charged with trying to bribe investigators. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese firms hit bribery and tax evasion troubles amid African corruption crackdowns

  • Series of cases in countries including Kenya and Uganda involve Chinese entities or directors
  • Beijing has criminalised bribing foreign public officials but unlike some other countries it has no law on corrupt practices abroad by companies or citizens
Topic |   Africa

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Three employees of China Road and Bridge Corporation, which built and runs Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway, were charged with trying to bribe investigators. Photo: Xinhua
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