Pandora Papers: World leaders under fire over bombshell tax haven report
By Abiodun Ogundairo
05 October 2021 | 9:40 am
A trove of leaked documents has revealed links between leaders and offshore tax havens. Officials in Pakistan and other countries are facing calls for investigation while Germany urged patience in fighting tax avoidance.
A report on gender equality in the EU has shown a dismal rate of improvement in recent years. At the current rate, gender parity is still a long way off.
Heads of state and government gathering for the climate conference in Glasgow will argue over plans to burn fewer fossil fuels, the only way to honor their pledges to protect the planet.
More than 100 world leaders, including Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro, are supporting the agreement at the climate summit. Activists say it greenlights "another decade of deforestation."
Carbon consumption by the world's richest individuals is set to continue driving high carbon emissions, according to a new Oxfam report.
The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ have all hit records after a better-than-expected jobs report from the US Labor Department.
Rights groups say the Pegasus spyware was used to hack the cellphones of several activists from groups Israel recently labeled as "terrorist organizations."
Activists at COP26 tell the rich world to get its head out of the sand and keep its promises on climate change. Africa is paying an outsized price for pollution by developed nations. Also, Covid-19 has kept the border between DR Congo and the Republic of Congo closed for a year and a half. Those who depend financially on inter-country travel are barely hanging on. And Libya starts registering presidential candidates for a December election it hopes will bring stability.
Engines developed in Germany can evade export control bans due to their status as a so-called dual-use technology, a German media investigation has revealed.
New air quality guidelines from the WHO could have saved the lives of almost 180,000 people in 2019, the European Environment Agency has revealed.
The UN climate summit has been slammed as a failure after India and China weakened language on phasing out fossil fuels and historical polluters refused to accept liability for damage caused by extreme weather.
The Nigerian Army fired live rounds at peaceful protesters at a toll gate in Lagos in October 2020, according to a leaked report into the incident seen by Reuters and verified by three sources close to the panel that drafted it. The report described the incident as a "massacre", said most of the army officers deployed to the Lekki Toll Gate were "not fit and proper to serve" and recommended prosecuting certain policemen for their actions.
The report of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution on the Lekki Tollgate shooting has indicted the Nigerian Army and the Police of complicity in the death of protesters at the Lekki Tollgate on 20 October 2020. The report detailed how the Army and Police disregarded their rules of engagement during the protest.
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