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2 men accused of offering bribes to uganda, chad officials


two representatives of a chinese energy conglomerate have been charged in new york with offering millions of dollars in bribes to the president of chad and the ugandan foreign minister to generate business.






2 men accused of offering bribes to uganda, chad officials


new york (ap) — two representatives of a chinese energy conglomerate have been charged in new york with offering millions of dollars in bribes to the president of chad and the ugandan foreign minister to generate business. dr. chi ping patrick ho and cheikh gadio are accused of violations of the foreign corrupt practices act, […]






2 men accused of offering bribes to uganda, chad officials


for the second time in two years, federal prosecutors have charged foreign businessmen with paying millions of dollars in bribes to secure business deals, with one of the schemes relying on gifts paid to a former president of the united nations general assembly.






ex-marketing executive: fox sports involved in soccer bribes


new york (ap) — a former marketing executive has testified that fox sports partnered with his firm to pay bribes to soccer officials to secure broadcasting rights to major soccer tournaments. the accusation came tuesday at the u.s. trial of three former south american soccer officials accused of taking bribes in a sprawling corruption investigation […]






what america gets for its dollars — and its culpability — in africa


i teach and write about public health in africa. for years, something about uganda stumped me. since 2000, health services have improved in most african countries, but uganda’s progress lags. yet uganda has a remarkable medical history. well before colonial times, the baganda, uganda’s largest...






office supply glitch? how chad wound up on travel ban list


washington (ap) — u.s. officials say an office supply issue was a major reason the african nation of chad was hit with travel restrictions by the united states. president donald trump’s administration added chad in an order last month that a judge put on hold this week. chad’s inclusion was perplexing because the country cooperates […]






sudan’s icc-wanted president is set to visit uganda


kampala, uganda (ap) — sudan’s president, who is wanted by the international criminal court for alleged war crimes, is expected to visit uganda on sunday at the invitation of uganda’s government. as a signatory to the treaty that created the icc, uganda has an obligation to arrest omar al-bashir. but ugandan presidential spokesman don wanyama […]






watchdog says vietnamese officials bribed by log smugglers


bangkok (ap) — an environmental watchdog group has accused vietnamese government and military officials of taking payoffs to ignore vast smuggling of lucrative lumber from neighboring cambodia. millions of dollars in bribes have been paid by vietnamese timber traders to both vietnamese and cambodian officials, said the report issued monday by the u.k.-based environmental investigation […]






watchdog says vietnamese officials bribed by log smugglers


bangkok (ap) — an environmental watchdog has accused vietnamese government and military officials of taking payoffs to ignore vast smuggling of lucrative lumber from neighboring cambodia. millions of dollars in bribes have been paid by vietnamese timber traders to both vietnamese and cambodian officials, the report issued monday by the u.k.-based environmental investigation agency alleges. […]






sudan's icc-wanted president is set to visit uganda


sudan's president, who is wanted by the international criminal court for alleged war crimes, is expected to visit uganda on sunday at the invitation of uganda's government.






ex-marketing executive: fox sports involved in soccer bribes


fox sports partnered with a south american marketing firm to make millions of dollars in bribes to high-ranking soccer officials in exchange for lucrative broadcasting rights to major tournaments, the marketing company's former ceo testified tuesday at a u.s. corruption trial.






senior china official gets life in prison for $22m in bribes


beijing (ap) — the former head of china’s statistics bureau has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of taking bribes equivalent to more than $22 million over more than two decades. national bureau of statistics head wang baoan was accused of trading political favors for money, sex, property and business concessions, according […]






ex-marketing executive: fox sports involved in soccer bribes


a former marketing executive has testified that fox sports partnered with his firm to pay bribes to soccer officials to secure broadcasting rights to major soccer tournaments.






witness: men accused of bribes negotiated sale to qataris


a sports marketing company whose owners have been charged with bribing top soccer officials tried to negotiate a sale to an entity associated with paris saint-germain team president nasser al-khelaifi, a witness testified tuesday in federal court.






uganda charges, jails prominent academic for insulting the president


kampala, uganda — a prominent academic in uganda was remanded to a maximum-security prison monday after being charged with insulting the country’s longtime president. stella nyanzi, a postdoctoral research fellow at uganda’s makerere university, was charged with cyber harassment and offensive communication monday. she denied the charges and said president yoweri museveni is a “dishonorable” […]






attorney accused in nypd gun license scandal still handling permits


a lawyer for john chambers, the attorney accused of paying bribes for gun licenses at the nypd and in nassau county, said he was still handling gun permit applications for clients while his case was pending.






man charged with taking bribes for military base work


newark, n.j. (ap) — a pennsylvania man took more than $100,000 in bribes in a scheme involving construction projects at two new jersey military bases, the u.s. attorney’s office said in a criminal complaint released wednesday. kevin leondi, 56, of stroudsburg, was charged with conspiracy to accept bribes and defraud the united states, which carries […]






foreign ministry says french national kidnapped in chad


n’djamena, chad (ap) — a french citizen employed by a private company was kidnapped in chad on thursday by unidentified abductors, chad’s government and the french foreign ministry said. the french national was taken thursday morning in the sila region, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the city of goz-beida in the village of ndoroti, […]






chad mayes did the right thing on climate change, and republicans are trying to


to the editor: i was dismayed to read about the blowback that chad mayes, the republican leader in the california assembly, had to endure simply for supporting clean energy, which is not a controversial issue. (“assembly republican leader chad mayes is still in charge after caucus meeting — but...






uganda warns of strain under huge south sudan refugee influx


kampala, uganda (ap) — uganda warned friday that its resources are strained by the more than 400,000 refugees who have poured into the country in recent months from south sudan’s civil war — a sign that its widely praised tolerance might be fraying. this east african nation now has one of the world’s largest refugee […]






french montana pledges $100,000 to uganda’s mama hope organization


once montana touched down on the country's soil, he realized he had a mission to shed light on uganda's need for adequate healthcare.






uganda, un seek $8 billion for south sudanese refugees


kampala, uganda (ap) — uganda’s government and the united nations are appealing for $8 billion to deal with the crisis of refugees from south sudan. in a statement on world refugee day, the u.n. children’s fund said the money is needed for emergency aid as well as “resilience interventions” targeting both refugees and host communities […]






mission to pursue african warlord kony is declared over


kampala, uganda (ap) — uganda’s military announced on wednesday it is ending its pursuit of internationally known warlord joseph kony, saying its mission “has now been successfully achieved” even though the rebel leader remains at large. the decision means the manhunt for one of the world’s most notorious fugitives is effectively over. uganda has started […]






ex-mlb baseball player chad curtis ordered to pay $1.8m


grand rapids, mich. (ap) — a federal judge has ordered former major leaguer baseball player chad curtis to pay $1.8 million to a young woman who accused him of inappropriately touching her when he was a volunteer coach at a western michigan high school. u.s. district judge janet neff said thursday that curtis “shattered” the […]






police kill 2 at uganda rally against president’s long rule


kampala, uganda (ap) — a uganda opposition official says police have shot dead two people while seeking to foil a political rally in a remote part of the country. ingrid turinawe, the mobilization secretary of the opposition forum for democratic change party, says a campaign event in rukungiri district turned violent when police blocked hundreds […]






uganda launches gold refinery, amid fears of dirty minerals


kampala, uganda (ap) — a gold refinery primarily owned by a belgian investor was launched in uganda monday amid concerns about the source of its minerals. the african gold refinery, worth $15 million and the first of its kind in east africa, has drawn the attention of activists who are concerned that minerals from conflict-prone […]






man charged with harassing jury in trial of pastor accused of leading beating to


chad metcalf, 35, if accused of telling jurors in a hallway they needed to reach a verdict in the case of brooke covington, who is charged with leading a beating of a gay man in 2013






q&a: samsung chief is jailed. here's what you need to know.


samsung heir lee jae-yong, the de facto leader of south korea's most successful business group, was sentenced friday to five years prison for offering bribes and other crimes.






uganda police arrest academic who rebuked the first family


kampala, uganda (ap) — ugandan police detained an academic who has been critical online of what she calls “despotic family rule” in this east african country. stella nyanzi, a research fellow at uganda’s makerere university, was arrested friday for violating a law against misusing computers, police spokesman asan kasingye said sunday. nyanzi would be charged […]






uganda's parliament suspended over murders of several women


uganda's parliament says it will stop meeting until the government presents a report into a string of murders that some fear is the work of a serial killer.






uganda deploys troops to train equatorial guinea forces


kampala, uganda (ap) — uganda’s government has deployed scores of troops to equatorial guinea under an agreement to train the west african country’s troops, a military official said thursday. between 100 and 150 troops had been sent after the agreement was signed between the two countries at the start of this year, military spokesman brig. […]






rights groups urge uganda to back probe into deadly clashes


dozens of human rights watchdogs and lawyers are urging uganda's government to allow an independent investigation into killings by security forces during a clash with a tribal kingdom last year.






sounds of uganda come to shoreline


a choir from a christian organization in uganda performs at first lutheran church of richmond beach in shoreline.






uganda deploys troops to train equatorial guinea forces


kampala, uganda (ap) — a ugandan military official says uganda’s government has deployed scores of troops to equatorial guinea under an agreement to train the west african country’s troops. military spokesman brig. richard karemire said thursday that between 100 and 150 troops had been sent after the agreement was signed between the two countries at […]






man charged with taking bribes for military base work


a pennsylvania man took more than $100,000 in bribes in a scheme involving construction projects at two new jersey military bases, the u.s. attorney's office said in a criminal complaint released wednesday.