BAE finally pays out £29.5m for education

From Global development | The Guardian Thu Mar 15 2012, 11:35:51

British firm belatedly agrees terms on payment for textbooks and other school materials in line with SFO settlement

All of Tanzania's primary schools are to receive textbooks to be paid for by BAE Systems under a memorandum of understanding signed by the Tanzanian government, BAE and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) on Thursday.

In all, BAE will pay £29.5m plus accrued interest for educational projects in Tanzania, following a settlement between the defence contractor and the SFO for concealing payments in connection with the sale of an air traffic control system to the east African country in 2002.

Textbooks will be purchased for all 16,000 primary schools in the country, benefiting 8.3 million children.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

People and Organizations:


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Africa:   Kenya to Host AU Summit On Terrorism (news)
Capital FM
1 September 2014

Kenya will host the Africa Union Peace and Security Council Summit on Terrorism, to be attended by a number of Heads of State and Government from the continent on Tuesday. [read more]

Tanzania:   Campaigning for a Child Marriage-Free Tanzania (news)
Deutsche Welle
1 September 2014

A new drive to end child marriage is underway in Tanzania. In a country where almost two out of five girls will be married before their 18th birthday, the "Child Marriage-Free Zone" campaign faces an ... [read more]

Tanzania:   Region's Leaders Enact Joint Anti-Terror Strategy (news)
Tanzania Daily News
2 September 2014

FIFTEEN head of African states are on Monday meeting here to contemplate how they could jointly team up in combating terrorism and all other acts that threaten peace and security in the region. [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!