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GSMA Calls for Re-Evaluation and Reduction of Mobile-Specific Taxation across Sub-Saharan Africa


Associated Press

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 1, 2014--The GSMA today called upon governments in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to review their approach to the increasing tax burden imposed on the...full story
updated 2014-09-01 04:22 PM
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GSMA Calls for Re-Evaluation and Reduction of Mobile-Specific Taxation across Sub-Saharan Africa

Associated Press

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