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Congo Bans Telecom Executives’ Travel in Row Over New Tax

  • DRC has increased tax on one carrier’s revenue by 15%
  • Congo’s main business group had called the tax ‘unenforceable’
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The Democratic Republic of Congo has banned some telecommunications executives from leaving the country after they resisted paying a new tax on the industry, according to people familiar with the matter. 

Executives from the country’s four major carriers -- Orange SA, Airtel Africa Plc, Vodacom Group and Africell Holding SAL -- have been prevented from traveling and some have had their passports taken, the people said, asking not to be identified because they aren’t authorized to talk about the travel bans.