Tax evasion in Africa costs the continent $50 billion every year. That money could be used to build badly-needed hospitals and schools. In Uganda, one company has managed to avoid paying $400 million in tax by registering in Mauritius.
Phiona Mutesi got out of the Katwe slums in Uganda by playing chess. Then a book was written about her and a film made. Just over a year after the film's release, she talks to DW about how chess has changed her life.
The megastar is known for using his name to fight for social justice, but the Paradise Papers reveal that he also owns shell companies in tax havens.
A pronounced pan-Africanist, Nyerere led Tanganyika to independence and later unified it with Zanzibar to form Tanzania. Despite shortcomings, his Ujamaa policy is credited for giving Tanzania a national identity.
Tens of thousands of pastoralists fled from Turkana in Kenya to Uganda last week to escape the drought. It is the latest blow for the parched region for which politicians once made rash promises of rapid modernization.
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