Africa: #MauritiusLeaks Reveals Tax Dodges – AllAfrica

“Based on a cache of 200,000 confidential records from the Mauritius office of the Bermuda-based offshore law firm Conyers Dill Pearman, the investigation reveals how a sophisticated financial system based on the island is designed to divert tax revenue from poor nations back to the coffers of Western corporations and African oligarchs, with Mauritius getting a share. The files date from the early 1990s to 2017.” – International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Despite involving at least two large U.S. companies with worldwide interests, this new set of revelations from the group that broke the Panama Papers in 2016 has had hardly any coverage in the United States, with no mention to date in the New York Times, Washington Post, or Wall Street Journal. Worldwide it has apparently had significant coverage primarily in East Africa and India. But it is a significant case study in how the

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