A train is seen at the Uganda Railways Corporation headquarters in Kampala, Uganda. Photo: Reuters

Uganda seeks other backers to fix creaky railway after China delays US$2.2 billion in funds

  • Beijing held back funding over oil production delays in Uganda, which discovered 6 billion barrels in its west 12 years ago but has yet to produce any
  • The EU has given US$23.8 million and the railway corporation is hoping international development lenders will pick up the rest of the tab
Topic |   Africa

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A train is seen at the Uganda Railways Corporation headquarters in Kampala, Uganda. Photo: Reuters
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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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