“People are quick to point the finger at Africa but if someone is taking the money then someone is paying it and they must be held accountable too. You can see from this case that it is not only Africa that is corrupt,” said Lesotho’s Attorney General Fine Maema. This summed up the Lesotho government’s approach to the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) scandal. Determined to splinter the stereotype of all African countries being riddled with corruption, Lesotho wanted to go after the multinationals who had bribed the project’s ex-CEO, Masupha Sole. The trials would be lengthy and highly expensive, and Lesotho needed financial support. This is a four-case series, labeled A through D, UVA-E-0290 through UVA-E-0293.
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