Mauritius Leaks

How Isabel dos Santos went shopping in Mauritius for shell companies, secrecy and a tax dodge
Will Fitzgibbon · February 25, 2020

The dos Santos brewery masterplan hinged on one of the couple’s favorite business entities: shell companies. This time the couple turned to Mauritius the small island tax haven off the east coast of Africa.

Five Companies That Went Thousands of Miles to Use Mauritius
Delphine Reuter · August 6, 2019

Here are five companies that illustrate the vast geographic reach of Mauritius as a tax haven.

Reporting on corruption in Africa’s ‘shining light of democracy’
Will Fitzgibbon · August 4, 2019

ICIJ member Ntibinyane Ntibinyane shares his experience founding a nonprofit investigative news center and the challenges of reporting in Botswana.

Luxury Spas and Hotels Lavish Guests While Depriving Tax Collectors
Will Fitzgibbon · July 30, 2019

The documents of a single spa and hotel chain open a window onto the $171 billion luxury industry, whose tax practices have been under scrutiny for years.

Tax Treaties Scrutinized, Re-negotiated in Wake of Mauritius Leaks Investigation
Will Fitzgibbon · July 29, 2019

Within hours of the publication of the ICIJ investigation, officials from the island tax haven huddled to respond to the exposé of its offshore sector.  

What’s a tax treaty and why should I care?
Will Fitzgibbon · July 25, 2019

What are all these ‘double taxation agreements’ or ‘tax treaties’ we keep seeing in Mauritius Leaks?

Uganda, Mauritius, and Kenya: What’s life like as a reporter?
Zshekinah Collier · July 25, 2019

We spoke with three of our partners from Uganda, Kenya and Mauritius about what press freedom was like at home – and the challenges they overcome.

Treasure Island: Leak Reveals How Mauritius Siphons Tax From Poor Nations to Benefit Elites
Will Fitzgibbon · July 23, 2019

Based on 200,000 files, Mauritius Leaks exposes a sophisticated system that diverts tax revenue from poor nations back to the coffers of Western corporations and African oligarchs.

It Takes a Village to Create a Tax Dodge
Antonio Cucho · July 23, 2019

Welcome to Mauritius! Scroll down to see how a group of professionals help corporate giants flee taxes offshore.

Inside the Firm at the Heart of Mauritius Leaks
Will Fitzgibbon · July 23, 2019

Despite having few employees, the offshore firm attracted a number of high-profile clients as it raced to secure the market at the “gateway” to Africa.