Anatomy of a Bribe | Al Jazeera Investigations

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit secretly films officials in Namibia demanding cash in exchange for political favours. It’s a story of how foreign companies plunder Africa’s natural resources. Using confidential documents provided to Al Jazeera by Wikileaks, . “Anatomy of a Bribe” exposes the government ministers and public officials willing to sell off Namibia’s assets in return for millions of dollars in bribes. Al Jazeera journalists spent three months undercover posing as foreign investors looking to exploit the lucrative Namibian fishing Industry. The country’s Minister of Fisheries is shown willing to use a front company to accept a $200,000 ‘donation’. Exclusive testimony from a whistleblower who worked for Iceland’s largest fishing company reveals that his employers instructed him to bribe ministers and even the president in return for fishing rights worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

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  1. sehhi vooty

    sehhi vootyKlukkustund síðan

    “I am for sure at risk of going to jail. If that is the cost I have to pay to expose this, I have long time ago come to terms with that”. Bring them all down with you Johannes.

  2. Uzoma Olumba, GRI

    Uzoma Olumba, GRI3 klukkustundum síðan

    Good work. This is the type of money laundering governments should concern themselves with. Good work reporting on it. I wonder how the bribe money is further laundered once received by the party and ministers.

  3. cujoe Mblakka

    cujoe Mblakka3 klukkustundum síðan

    A culture of baksheesh. This is giving the children's bread to the dogs.

  4. Johann Otto

    Johann Otto3 klukkustundum síðan

    "Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later that debt is paid." - Valery Legasov

  5. sehhi vooty

    sehhi vootyKlukkustund síðan

    All the people named in this video should be arrested. What more evidence is needed? Our country has been sold at our expense.

  6. Freeman99

    Freeman994 klukkustundum síðan

    Did Johannes Stefansson, exposed the case, because he felt for Africa? No. I don't think that is the case, even the slightest. I think he did it, possibly because of a fall out with his former employer, Samerji. The case represents only a friction of what has always been happening in Africa. We've seen in this video, a minister receiving an Iphone as bribery. It tells us of mentality of some Africans in general.

  7. Premiere

    Premiere4 klukkustundum síðan

    46:46 look at his face he is in panic

  8. Pastor / Prophet Limen k Kenneth

    Pastor / Prophet Limen k Kenneth4 klukkustundum síðan

    Those Africans have right to be part of foreign company what’s wrong and if they are having some body related in government what’s the problem.... How would Africans get involved in corporate business if not keeping a share for themself ... this is BS

  9. Asaph Wutauwnashe

    Asaph Wutauwnashe5 klukkustundum síðan

    I'd like Al Jazeera to confront the Qatari Royal family like this

  10. chochopav

    chochopav6 klukkustundum síðan

    The bosses of the african political leaders are lurking in the shadows...

  11. T Franks

    T Franks6 klukkustundum síðan

    Some people here are suggesting that this need to be translated in the vernacular languages for the people deep in the villages. The youth should make it a priority . This is your future what is in jeopardy here. All the political party youths who support the exposer of the fishrot can organise a function , a one day function and also ask the private sector for assistance to bring about a booklet about this. Bolo Mootseng had started, other artist can follow. The film industry there is material for you. You can weave in the dysfunctional EVM from India and the cost between the ballot paper and the machines.

  12. chochopav

    chochopav6 klukkustundum síðan

    I challenge the statement that only a fifth in Namibia lives in poverty! By european standards I would say that a fifth doesn't...

  13. efe smith

    efe smith8 klukkustundum síðan

    AL JAZEERA THANK YOU FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL WORKS PLEASE WE NEED THIS KIND OF UNDER COVER REPORTS IN NIGERIA AS SOON AS POSSIBLE NAMIBIANS ARE DOING LITTLE CORRUPTIONS COMPARED TO NIGERIA BILLIONS OF DOLLARS CORRUPTIONS.

  14. ethan king

    ethan king8 klukkustundum síðan

    Please come to the gambia. Your investigative journalism is needed

  15. efe smith

    efe smith9 klukkustundum síðan

    I BLAME THE BLACK MAN FOR ALL THE EXTORTION GOING AROUND IN AFRICA

  16. TEVIN TINASHE TAWAMBA

    TEVIN TINASHE TAWAMBA11 klukkustundum síðan

    got sick after watching this

  17. Ndaitavela Hamupembe

    Ndaitavela Hamupembe12 klukkustundum síðan

    It's sad that it has to take outsiders to reveal the rot which is but the tip of the iceberg. ..all resources are looted in Namibia.. none benefits the people. This is the real reason why the country's economy has deteriorated. This vast country with a small population of less than 3.5 million ...no one should suffer.

  18. Blossom Queen

    Blossom Queen12 klukkustundum síðan

    Job well done in exposing these useless so called leaders (Corruption masters). Tip of the iceberg. Namibia deserves to blossom! Next is...

  19. Tony Nangombe

    Tony Nangombe12 klukkustundum síðan

    He must just get record for gud nd no more job in government.

  20. Ndinelago Amulungu

    Ndinelago Amulungu12 klukkustundum síðan

    All the people named in this video should be arrested. What more evidence is needed? Our country has been sold at our expense.

  21. ReeluxX

    ReeluxX13 klukkustundum síðan

    hatukulipi

  22. huttio srreu

    huttio srreu13 klukkustundum síðan

    Naming my firstborn Al Jazeera

  23. vnn_e LORDE

    vnn_e LORDE13 klukkustundum síðan

    A wise man once said if you want to be rich go to Africa, I didn't get it at first but now I do

  24. Joe Black

    Joe Black14 klukkustundum síðan

    The damage that corrupt government can do. It is just sickening. This is exactly how the ANC here in SA does things as well. And now our industries are falling into ruin because they extracted so much rent. Men of weak moral fibre and strong sticky fingers. Makes me sick. So many suffer. Good job with this reporting. Give them something to fear their own stomachs. Hopefully there will be some more filled prison cells soon. They should still be able to find a certain kind of stripper in there. So they should be happy with that.

  25. Anthony Aboh

    Anthony Aboh15 klukkustundum síðan

    But why did he give the bribes for hhe first time

  26. huttio srreu

    huttio srreu13 klukkustundum síðan

    In all African Nations Corruption is like tooth decay.They fish billions worth.The Common man dying in hanger in the street.The arm of law triggers accepting bribe from tycoon

  27. Brush Adam

    Brush Adam18 klukkustundum síðan

    This not only in Namibia,the whole of sub-sahara Africa.This how Chinese or any foreign companies are doing and are getting all the big deals.The politician care about winning,not for the sick of the country but to enrich themselves.

  28. pauly goodin

    pauly goodin18 klukkustundum síðan

    Full of adds I can’t be bothered

  29. Tshephang Dipogiso

    Tshephang Dipogiso19 klukkustundum síðan

    Kudos to the @Aljezera, thanks for this insights and Allah Bless and protect you all in your noble path...

  30. Liz Kimani

    Liz Kimani20 klukkustundum síðan

    Africa and its cursed leaders...may God curse all this greedy people and their families ...

  31. cbdimprovehealth

    cbdimprovehealth21 klukkustund síðan

    Namibian politicians = greedy, greedy, greedy and shame, shame, shame on them.

  32. cbdimprovehealth

    cbdimprovehealth22 klukkustundum síðan

    Most blame belongs to African leaders, they are greedy bunch from the politician, family members, and cronies in the various departments, they do not care for their citizens, they do not care for their nations in Africa, they do not care for the future of the African children, they only want to line their bank accounts with money to shop in the West. They should all be executed or spend many, many years in prison.

  33. Sipho Chipeta

    Sipho ChipetaDegi Síðan síðan

    The west exploits Africa because of fools like him.

  34. Elia Paulus

    Elia PaulusDegi Síðan síðan

    We ordinary people without connections will never get fishing quotas.

  35. John Thambu

    John ThambuDegi Síðan síðan

    Similar scandals happening in most African countries. No wonder so many Africans are illegally immigrating to European countries. Natural resources are plundered from the continent under the watch of greedy leaders.

  36. roouit patan

    roouit patanDegi Síðan síðan

    Africans plundering their own economies then blame the West.

  37. George Mathew

    George MathewDegi Síðan síðan

    These guys are green horns, just about a million dollar or two thats it...its peanuts. In India for a deal of this size the amount would be atleast 10 to 15 percent (around USD 200 TO 250 million)...and come on which nut would take a phone as a gift, for all you know that phone could be rigged...these guys are thoroughbred jerks....its really painful to watch such stupid people

  38. Omoba

    OmobaDegi Síðan síðan

    Namibia is forever free, yet her own people enslave her! Same story all across Africa! They'll never grow up. Greed and corruption are all these people know! And when people complain, we say colonisation. How is colonisation a problem now? Africa, wake up! Be serious about fighting corruption, so you can grow; otherwise, the rot will continue!

  39. roouit patan

    roouit patanDegi Síðan síðan

    Hypocrisy ? Or standard politics ...for the misinformed hard working ....

  40. AM BLESSED. AMEN

    AM BLESSED. AMENDegi Síðan síðan

    AFRICA COUNTRIES ARE CURSED WITH CORRUPTION, KENYA BEING THE FIRST CORRUPT AFRICAN COUNTRY IN AFRICAN CONTINENT LED WITH TWO TRIBES Kikuyus/kalenjins MINUS 40 OTHER TRIBES,WHICH ARE NOT RECOGNISED.

  41. Shuaib Adamu Jimira

    Shuaib Adamu JimiraDegi Síðan síðan

    thank you Aljazeera this why you are the best news cover , you go where others can't dare to go

  42. Kimani Mbugua

    Kimani MbuguaDegi Síðan síðan

    please come to Kenya and expose the ruling class...the three families that have been holding the country hostage

  43. Geoffrey Mwangi

    Geoffrey MwangiDegi Síðan síðan

    In all African Nations Corruption is like tooth decay.They fish billions worth.The Common man dying in hanger in the street.The arm of law triggers accepting bribe from tycoon Country lots in Corruption.