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Layne’s Africa Payments Disclosure

From the FCPA Blog members area, here’s the latest FCPA disclosure from water management company Layne Christensen.

The disclosure appeared in the company’s Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on September 10, 2012:

In connection with the Company updating its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) policy, questions were raised internally in late September 2010 about, among other things, the legality of certain payments by the Company to agents and other third parties interacting with government officials in certain countries in Africa.

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World Bank Debars Oxford University Press

The World Bank Group said Tuesday it debarred two wholly-owned subsidiaries of Oxford University Press for three years for misconduct in East Africa.

‘The two companies made improper payments to government officials for two contracts to supply text books in relation to two World Bank-financed projects,’ the World Bank said.… Continue Reading

The Africa Aid Circus

I am one of those Africans who strongly believe that aid achieves very little of its intended objectives and fuels, among others, dependency and corruption. Dependency, of course, is a bad thing as it demotivates governments from developing local capacity.… Continue Reading