Senegal Ends Treaty With Mauritius Which Enables Tax Avoidance

Senegal unilaterally ended its double non-taxation treaty with Mauritius without fanfare. It had previously threatened to cancel the treaty if certain conditions were not met. Senegal alleged that the agreement, signed in 2004, had cost the country U.S.$257 million in lost tax revenue over 17 years.

  • Mauritius:   Senegal Nixes 'Unbalanced' Tax Treaty With Mauritius

    International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, 27 May 2020

    Senegal, one of West Africa's largest economies, has torn up its tax treaty with Mauritius as debate rages over the island tax haven's impact on developing economies. Read more »

  • West Africa:   How the Elite Take Billions Offshore

    International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, 1 June 2018

    From Cape Verde's white-sand beaches to Niger's vast deserts, West African countries are plundered by companies and individuals, while governments do little to stem the flow. Read more »

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