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A response to Human Rights Watch’s update on Chinese copper mining in Zambia

Regular readers of Pambazuka News will remember a debate held a year or so ago in its pages between the US-based NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) and ourselves about a lengthy report that HRW had issued on labour rights violations … read more »

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George Osborne in pledge to help world’s poor fight tax abuse

The chancellor George Osborne has pledged to join forces with the developing world to crack down on multinationals avoiding tax in some of the world’s poorest countries. Fresh from the G20 meeting of finance ministers in Moscow, Osborne reveals in … read more »

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Zambia’s longest-serving finance minister explains how multinationals avoid taxes

MULTINATIONAL companies are avoiding taxes by inflating their operational costs through the involvement of many foreign firms in transactions, says Ng’andu Magande. Meanwhile, Zambia Sugar has denied engaging in illegal practices aimed at reducing the amount of taxes paid to … read more »

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State to decide on 10% concentrates mine tax request

GOVERNMENT is yet to make a decision on calls by the Zambian mining industry for the removal of 10 per cent duty on copper concentrates to allow for the processing of the ore outside the country. MINES, Energy and Water … read more »

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Contractors disappoint minister

EDUCATION Deputy Minister Neverlyn Wilombe has bemoaned the lack of seriousness by some Zambian contractors to deliver quality services when awarded contracts in infrastructure development. Professor Wilombe said for a long time, some local contractors had been failing to implement … read more »

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FRA unearths maize scam

THE Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has unearthed a scam in which some individuals are engaging in the illegal sale of maize the agency has been releasing to millers in the country. Some people have been illegally selling maize packed in FRA … read more »

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Kitwe, Ndola roads rehab starts end January

MAJOR township road rehabilitation in Kitwe and Ndola will start at the end of this month after two consultancy firms were awarded contracts to commence implementing the projects. Copperbelt Minister Mwenya Musenge said work was expected to take between 12 … read more »

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Zambia: State House cautions mining firms aganist crooks

State House has cautioned mining firms on the Copperbelt Province to be wary of the unscrupulous persons that are obtaining money whilst masquerading as representatives of President Michael Sata. The warning is contained in a statement released to ZANIS in … read more »

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1,000 firms to exhibit at Show

By NKOLE CHITALA OVER 900 local and foreign firms have confirmed participation at this year’s 84th Agricultural and Commercial Show scheduled for this week in Lusaka.The agricultural and commercial show, which will be officially opened by Malawian President Mbingu Wa … read more »

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