Kenya arrests two Chinese construction company executives for bribery  | Africa : Commodity Bridgehead to Asia |
Allegations of bribery involving China companies have become common in Africa.

A few years ago, Kenya opposition lawmakers accused the government of ignoring tender procedures when it awarded a contract for the country's digital TV signal distribution to China's Pan African Network Group.

Last year, Tanzania accused Beijing-based China Communication Construction of corruption in connection to another port project. Prosecutors charged the former head of the Tanzania Ports Authority and his deputy with fraudulently awarding a bloated contract worth more than $523 million to CCC for a port expansion.

Tanzania abandoned the project after officials said costs billed by CCC were double those for similar port projects.

In 2013, the Zambia government terminated a $210 million closed circuit television camera contract with China's ZTE because of alleged corruption.