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Ugandan Government Scraps Taxes on Oil, Gas, Mining Exploration

Ugandan Government Scraps Taxes on Oil, Gas, Mining Exploration My comments While on the face of it this move makes sense, I hope there is a balance to ensure that … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Zambia gov’t in talks with mining firms over sharing of mineral wealth – Xinhua | English.news.cn

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/africa/2014-12/31/c_133890430.htm Ok, so we’ll shut down the mine because of an 8% tax????! Can you see how absurd that sounds? Are they saying that they make 8% in profit? The … Continue reading

January 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

After suspension of oil and gas exploration licences in Malawi what happens now?

Anglo American Corporation was founded in Johannesburg in 1917 with £1 million (what today would have been £75 million, adjusting for inflation according to one inflation calculator). It has since … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Economic Empowerment

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I’m not sorry to be the one that spoils the party. Especially this particular party…because while Malawi is currently heated … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mines evading tax, Zambia Revenue Authority boss tells international forum

Mines evading tax, ZRA boss tells international forum ************** UPDATE: 30 Nov 2014 ************** the above link seems to have disappeared, so I’ll link to an OECD link of Tax … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Paladin reports ‘minor’ uranium spill in Malawi

Uranium miner Paladin Energy has reported a uranium oxide (U3O8) spillage near its Kayelekera mine, in Malawi. The ASX- and TSX-listed miner reported on Monday that the incident was minor … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Another reason why Africans should own their own resources

Last week a well written article appeared on Al Jazeera arguing against the false and somewhat misleading picture of Corruption that is often put out by the western media. In … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · 2 Comments