Finance Minister David Mwiraria is the first domino to fall as the government faces a growing anti-corruption backlash
The momentum behind the anti-corruption drive, sparked by press reports of a dossier of investigations into more than US$1 billion of fraudulent government procurement deals, now looks unstoppable. The dossier's power is its author, former anti-corruption czar John Githongo
, who relentlessly probed the network of fraud and front companies organised by officials at the heart of government. Githongo's 36-page dossier names ministers, civil servants and businessmen whom he accuses of complicity in the graft. Just as importantly, he unveils the structure of the deals and their corporate vehicles.
Why did the lawyers of Cyprus-based businessman Anura Perera try to arrange a private meeting with anti-corruption czar John Githongo in a London hotel in late 2004? This question ...
President Museveni is surprised to face the strongest challenge
yet to his 20-year rule
The cheering was almost as loud as the jets of two MiG-21 fighters that flew low over Kampala on 26 January. The flypast crowned a military display to celebrate the 20th annual Nat...