A Canadian engineering firm has been convicted of bribery on dam construction projects in Lesotho.
Acres International was found guilty of paying bribes worth £168,000 to Masupha Sole, a former chief executive of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. The company intends to appeal against the Lesotho verdict.

Nicholas Hildyard of human rights group the Corner House welcomed the verdict. He said: "The UK talks about corruption but has never prosecuted a firm for bribing officials abroad. Lesotho has acted where others have only talked."

In June Building revealed Lesotho's director of public prosecutions' plans to prosecute British firms Balfour Beatty, Kier International and Jacobs Gibb for bribery on the same project. The firms deny any wrongdoing.