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'Super tax' on remittances to Africa hurts development -thinktank

By Katie Nguyen | Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:22 AM
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(Updates with comments from Western Union)

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Africans face the highest remittance fees globally, regularly paying a "super tax" to send money home at a cost that hurts families and holds back development in the world's poorest continent, a leading thinktank said on Wednesday.

The London-based Overseas Development Institute (ODI) said that reducing remittance ...

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