Mining company paid vast bribes across Africa

A mining company paid more than £20m in bribes to secure preferential access to oil across Africa, a court heard. Glencore Energy admitted seven bribery charges in its operations in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, and South Sudan. The Serious Fraud Office began investigating the company in in December 2019. Glencore admitted five counts of bribery and two counts of failure of a commercial organisation to prevent bribery and is facing a huge fine on November 2. Proceeds of…

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