A British subsidiary of the mining giant Glencore was ordered by a London judge to pay more than £280million for bribing officials across Africa to gain access to oil.

It follows an investigation launched in 2019 by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) that focused on the activities of Glencore Energy UK’s West Africa desk, which sourced and traded crude oil from countries across Africa.

Glencore pleaded guilty to seven counts of bribery in June this year after the inquest revealed bribes to…

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