In April 2016, the world reacted with shock following a global investigation which revealed how a Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonassisted world leaders, convicted criminals, criminal syndicates, and politically connected individuals to hide their money in offshore havens, far from scrutiny. In Botswana, one company chose to ignore the outrage
The deputy chairperson of a state-owned entity has been implicated in tax evasion and working to facilitate capital flight from Botswana.
While the involvement of Africans in the Panama Papers scandal has been described as ‘jaw dropping’, the revelations have resulted in very little action being taken
PANAMA PAPERS: Press Trust Corporation, an organization established through an act of parliament and run by political elites in Malawi, is secretly registered in the tax havens of British Virgin Islands, Jersey and Channel Island. INK Centre for Investigative Journalism and Centre For Investigative Journalism Malawi, through the support of International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and African Network of Centres for Investigative Reporting have established.
An exceptional diamond agreement revealed by Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-based offshore service provider, obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, raises questions about the secrecy that shapes Botswana’s diamond industry.
A network of proxies assisted Farouk Ismail, one of the wealthiest men in Botswana and his family to secretly set up a property company in the tropical heaven of the Bahamas, documents contained in the Panama Papers show. INK Centre for Investigative Journalism reporters Joel Konopo and Ntibinyane Ntibinyane report
The president of Botswana’s highest court, Ian Kirby, has invested in seven offshore companies domiciled and registered in a tax haven of the British Virgin Islands, writes NTIBINYANE NTIBINYANE.