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Namibia has criticised its listing on a new European Union blacklist of tax havens as unjust and biased, blaming the status on missing a deadline to comply.

The southern African desert nation is the only sub-Saharan African country named in a 17-nation list of non-EU tax havens.

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“Namibia is clearly, by any objective criteria, not a tax haven,” said Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein.

The listing is “unjust, prejudiced, partisan, discriminatory and biased,” Schlettwein charged.

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