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Vol 45 No 18

Published 10th September 2004


Nigeria

On the bribe trail

Questions are mounting about the involvement of United States' oil services company Halliburton in the distribution of US$180 million of allegedly corrupt payments on a $10 billion gas export project in Nigeria made while Dick Cheney (now US Vice-President) headed the troubled corporation (AC Vol 45 No 13). The allegations, which have been the subject of a state investigation in France since October 2003 and in Nigeria and the USA since the beginning of this year, have a domestic importance in America because Cheney is seeking re-election as Vice-President on 2 November.

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