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Dili kama Rada-Oxford University Press fined £1.9m over bribery by African subsidiary firms

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    Two subsidiaries debarred -- company agrees to pay $500,000 to the World Bank as part of settlement
    WASHINGTON, July 3, 2012—The World Bank Group today announced the debarment of two wholly-owned subsidiaries of Oxford University Press (OUP), namely: Oxford University Press East Africa Limited (OUPEA) and Oxford University Press Tanzania Limited (OUPT) - for a period of three years following OUP’s acknowledgment of misconduct by its two subsidiaries in relation to two Bank-financed education projects in East Africa.
    The debarment is part of a Negotiated Resolution Agreement between OUP and the World Bank Group. In May 2011, investigators from the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) approached OUP about potential misconduct in Africa. Following this, OUP conducted an internal investigation into its operations and reported its findings to INT

    World Bank Sanctions Oxford University Press for Corrupt Practices Impacting Education Projects in East Africa
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    Oxford University Press, the global academic publishing department of the university, has been ordered to pay nearly £1.9m after two subsidiary companies bribed government officials for contracts to supply school textbooks in east Africa.
    The two wholly owned subsidiaries, based in Kenya and Tanzania, made payments to obtain contracts on a number of projects, including two financed by the World Bank.
    The corruption was uncovered after investigators from the World Bank approached the OUP last year. An internal inquiry found concerns relating to contracts entered into between 2007 and 2010.
    Following a high court action brought by the director of the Serious Fraud Office, the publisher was ordered to pay £1.89m "in recognition of sums it received which were generated through unlawful conduct".
    The SFO said in a statement that there was no evidence of board-level connivance in relation to the bribery, and the products supplied were of a "good standard" and provided at market values.
    The statement read: "This means that the jurisdictions involved have not been victims as a result of overpaying for the goods or as a result of being supplied goods which were unsuitable or not required."

    Oxford University Press fined £1.9m over bribery by African subsidiary firms | Law | The Guardian
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    I am not suprised.
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    wamepewa tena mkataba wa kuchapisha vitabu vya hela ya rushwa ya rada a.k.a change ya rada kwa mujibu wa jina lililopitishwa na mafisadi