The report calculated the money leaving Africa every year and compared this to the resources flowing in. The findings show that Africa loses:
- $46.3 billion in profits made by multinational companies
- $21 billion in debt payments, often following irresponsible loans
- $35.3 billion in illicit financial flows facilitated by the global network of tax havens
- $23.4 billion in foreign currency reserves given as loans to other governments
- $17 billion in illegal logging
- $1.3 billion in illegal fishing
- $6 billion as a result of the migration of skilled workers from Africa
In addition to these resource flows Africa is forced to pay a further:
- $10.6 billion to adapt to the effects of climate change that it did not cause
- $26 billion to promote low carbon economic growth
If these financial outflows and costs are compared with inflows into Africa, the result is a net annual loss of $58.2 billion. This is over one and half times the amount of additional money needed to deliver affordable health care to everyone in the world. If the rest of the world continues to raid Africa at the same rate, $580 billion will be taken from the African people over the next ten years.
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