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After seizing equipment, Ethiopia goes ahead with Huawei deal

Michael Malakata | Dec. 11, 2013
Huawei slapped with fine after allegations of avoiding taxes on imported equipment, but network project goes ahead

But Edith Mwale, telecom analyst at Africa Center for ICT Development said, "most ICT projects in Africa are funded by China, making it impossible by African governments to punish Chinese companies even when the wrongdoings are visibly clear and undisputable."

Chinese telecom companies have been facing corruption allegations around Africa because of the manner in which telecom contracts are awarded to them. In Kenya, Algeria, Zambia, Uganda and Nigeria, Chinese companies have faced investigations over corruption related to telecom tenders and inflation of costs.


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