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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 bednets.

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 17, 2017  Africa/Global: New Reports Show Massive Tax Losses
April 10, 2017  Africa: African Feminism Past and Present
March 21, 2017  Africa/Global: Scaling Up Solar
March 14, 2017  Africa/Global: Invisible Crises, Failing Safety Nets
February 28, 2017  Africa/Global: Open Data for Tax Justice
February 20, 2017  Africa/Global: Agribusiness Giants on Merger Path

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Africa Policy E-Journal (1995-2003)

2000-11-26 Zambia: Debt Cancellation Appeal
2000-03-20 Zambia: Debt Issues
1997-07-29 Zambia: HRW Report
1996-12-08 Zambia: MISA Statement on Press
1996-12-08 Zambia: HRW Report on Elections
1996-03-26 Zambia: Press Freedom Action Alerts

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News (allafrica) Apr 24, 2017
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