Tag Archives: Global development

Ethiopia hailed as ‘African lion’ with fastest creation of millionaires

Michael Buerk’s famished Ethiopia of 1984 has become a nation achieving 93% GDP growth in six years, finds study

“Dawn. And as the sun breaks through the piercing chill of night on the plain outside …

Africa is not rising, survey shows

Research suggests that the boom benefits only a narrow elite while leaving the poor and unemployed behind

The idea that Africans have never had it so good is rapidly becoming economic orthodoxy. Foreign investors, media …

Zambia’s agricultural subsidies: money well spent?

Zambia spends 90% of its agricultural budget on subsidies, but a shift in focus may better help small farmers boost output

Zambia’s decision to spend 90% of its agricultural budget on subsidies has left little …

Reel to real: Zambian TV show inspires sex education scheme for deaf people

Youth clubs based on Love Games series bring sex education to people with hearing disabilities to stem high levels of HIV

Amos Simbeye grew up in a world of silence. Until he began attending a …

Emerald miner loses fifth of market value on Zambian anti-corruption plans

London-listed Gemfields warns that Zambia’s plans to clean up the gemstone trade will put its profitability at risk

The world’s biggest emerald miner lost almost a fifth of its market value on Monday after warning …

Western tax avoidance hinders African development | Chris Jordan

Associated British Foods has spirited millions away from its sugar operations in Zambia, where two-thirds live in poverty

The litany of major multinational companies accused of tax avoidance has grown, with Associated British Foods – …

British sugar giant caught in global tax scandal

Associated British Foods accused of Zambia tax avoidance after sending massive profits abroad

One of Britain’s biggest multinationals, whose brands include Silver Spoon sugar, Twinings Tea and Kingsmill bread, is avoiding paying millions of pounds …

As Zambians demand fair tax rates, a British sugar giant grows fat

In a country where malnutrition and poverty are still rife, multinationals remove $2bn a year from the economy through tax avoidance. It’s legal – but is it moral? And should the government and UK companies …