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World Bank Bans Oxford University Press in Africa Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Jul 3, 2012, 06:40 PM
The World Bank has launched a new censorship campaign as it blacklisted Oxford University Press in Africa over alleged fraud.

According to the BBC News, “The World Bank has banned two African subsidiaries of Oxford University Press (OUP) from doing business with it for three years over alleged corruption.”

OUP’s Tanzanian and Kenyan subsidiaries delivered so-called improper payments to government officials, the World Bank claimed. UK-based OUP, the world’s largest university publisher, announced it was disciplining the staff involved.

As reported by the BBC, “the World Bank has severed its links with several companies in Africa to curb rampant corruption, analysts say. The alleged corruption involves the supply of school books in Kenya and Tanzania.”

The World Bank has ordered a ban on Oxford University Press East Africa Limited (OUPEA) and Oxford University Press Tanzania Limited (OUPT), which would remain in force for three years.

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