Oct 27, 2019 • 11M

After Babel, a New Common Language Emerges

 
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Winston Mwale
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In our special report this week, Winston Mwale tells the story of how Malawi has been losing out millions of dollars because of a poor taxation framework and lack of bargaining power with international investors, especially in the extractive industry.

However, as Winston explains in this report, after years of Babel-like talk on the extractive industry, a new common language is slowly emerging with plans to reform the extractive industry.

Will these reforms materialize?

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………..reading that special report by Winston Mwale, written as part of Wealth of Nations, a pan-African media skills development programme run by the Thomson Reuters Foundation in partnership with the African Centre for Media Excellence. More information at www.wealth-of-nations.org

(The report was first published in May 2018)