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June 4, 2018 West Africa/Global: Tax Evasion without Borders
"On paper, the company that engineered and built the [$50 million mineral sands]
processing plant [in Senegal] was SNC Lavalin-Mauritius Ltd, a local division of SNC
Lavalin [Canada]. In reality, SNC Lavalin-Mauritius wasn’t involved. It was a shell,
created for the specific purpose of helping the engineering giant avoid tax payments.
The company had no construction equipment and no office of its own. It operated from
inside the Mauritius office of the offshoring law firm Appleby, which helped SNCLavalin
create the shell company." - West Africa Leaks
September 14, 2015 West Africa: Tax Giveaway Follies
"Our research shows that three countries alone – Ghana, Nigeria and
Senegal – are losing up to $5.8 billion a year. If the rest of
ECOWAS lost revenues at similar percentages of their GDP, total
revenue losses among the 15 ECOWAS states would amount to $9.6
billion a year [due to tax incentives offered to foreign
companies]." - Action Aid and Tax Justice Network Africa
Feb 23, 2012 Senegal: Democracy or Gerontocracy?
A divided opposition and support from rural areas may yet
enable aging and intransigent President Abdoulaye Wade of
Senegal to win a third term, with a majority in the first
round of presidential elections on February 26. But whether
this happens or whether the election goes into a second
round, urban and youth protests are likely to continue, with
uncertain outcomes for Senegal and its reputation as a
regional leader in democratic institutions.
Apr 27, 2011 Senegal: Music to Fight Malaria
Dec 7, 2006 Africa: Balancing Act Internet News
Sep 16, 2004 West Africa: Locust Invasion
Nov 4, 2003 Senegal: Debt and Destruction
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