The Pandora Papers are a massive trove of nearly 12 million confidential documents that were leaked to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
The tax documents expose secretive offshore financial structures and trusts in tax havens, thereby casting a light on the shadowy financial tactics of the world’s powerful, including those in Africa.
Which African leaders and families are implicated?
The ICIJ investigation found that nearly 50 politicians and public officials from 18 African countries had connections to offshore entities. The most important include:
Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya
Denis Sassou Nguesso, president of the Republic of the Congo
Ali Bongo Ondimba, president of Gabon
Patrick Achi, prime minister of the Ivory Coast
Jim Muhwezi, security minister of Uganda
Aires Ali, former prime minister of Mozambique
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