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Feb 15 2013 Zambia/Global: The Price of Tax Avoidance
"From 2008 to 2010, an agricultural labourer employed by
the company has paid more income tax in absolute terms
than the company whose US$200 million revenues have
benefitted from her labour. And even when Zambia Sugar
has been paying some corporate income tax in Zambia, as
in 2011 and 2012, it has still paid 20 times less income
tax, relative to its income, than the tax paid by its own
agricultural workers." - ActionAid, in new report on tax
avoidance by Associated British Foods group in Zambia.
Feb 5, 2008 Africa: Dramatic Anti-Malaria Results
New anti-malaria interventions, when applied together, can have
dramatic results, according to a new World Health Organization
study. The study reported declines in cases in children under five
of 60% in Ethiopia, 64% in Rwanda, 29% in Zambia, and 13% in Ghana,
between the period 2000-2005 and the year 2007. The greater impact
in Ethiopia and Rwanda was clearly associated with massive
campaigns of free distribution of long-lasting insecticidal-treated
Feb 22, 2007 Zambia: Stop the Debt Vultures!
A High Court in Britain has rejected the claims of a U.S.-owned
debt-collection firm to $42 million of debt from Zambia, but left
open the door for the firm to get as much as $10 million to $20
million for the loan, which it purchased from Romania at a discount
for less than $4 million. The firm is one of a number of "vulture
funds" that specialize in buying up discounted third-world debt and
then trying to collect the full sum.
Apr 2, 2006 Africa: User Fees
Jun 13, 2004 Africa: Debt Update
Jun 3, 2004 Zambia: Condemned to Debt
Apr 13, 2004 Africa: World Bank Protests/Policy
Feb 8, 2004 Africa: Who Owes Whom?
Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues
April 24, 2014 Africa: The High Cost of Remittances
March 31, 2014 Africa: Accountability for User Fee Damage?
February 26, 2014 Africa: Tracking Toxic Pollution
February 8, 2014 Africa: New Development Goals
January 27, 2014 Africa: Challenging Homophobia
November 18, 2013 Africa: Time to Pay for Climate "Loss and Damage"
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