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Nairobi Tax Haven a Step Closer
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Nairobi Tax Haven a Step Closer

Negative ramifications foreseen with enactment of NIFC Bill NAIROBI- 31 August 2017 –On 21 July 2017 Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta signed the Nairobi International Financial Centre Act into law essentially transforming the city of Nairobi into a tax haven through the establishment of the Nairobi International Financial Centre (NIFC). The enactment of the Bill is…

The Panama Papers – What they mean and why they are important for Africa
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The Panama Papers – What they mean and why they are important for Africa

In April and May of 2016, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) made public the largest ever investigation into international fraud, exposing a cast of characters who use offshore companies to facilitate bribery, arms deals, tax evasion, financial fraud and drug trafficking. The revelations dubbed the ‘Panama papers’ has brought to the fore systemic…

A month after Panama Papers, South Africa commits to end anonymous companies
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A month after Panama Papers, South Africa commits to end anonymous companies

Cape Town, 6 May 2016—Just one month after the Panama Papers hit newsstands, the South African government has committed to tackling the very type of hidden ownership that was central to many offshore structures scrutinized in the months-long investigation. On the sidelines of the Open Government Partnership Africa Regional Meeting, the South African government announced…

We need a United Nations Intergovernmental Tax Body now!
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We need a United Nations Intergovernmental Tax Body now!

The most equitable way to create a fairer global tax system NEW YORK,  18 April 2016– Following the Panama Papers release, the Global Alliance for Tax Justice renews its call for a United Nations inclusive intergovernmental tax body to be established. Global cooperation is urgently needed to create a fairer global tax system to increase domestic resource mobilization and reduce inequality. The Panama…

Commission’s selective tax transparency proposal leaves most of the world in the dark
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Commission’s selective tax transparency proposal leaves most of the world in the dark

BRUSSELS, 12 April 2016 —The European Commission has missed yet another chance to effectively end tax havens, campaigners say. Today’s proposal on tax transparency limits public country-by-country reporting to the EU and an arbitrary list of tax havens. This makes it impossible to effectively combat tax havens, which have been at the center of scandals…

About TJNA

The Tax Justice Network-Africa (TJN-A) is a Pan-African initiative and a member of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice. Launched in January 2007 during the World Social Forum (WSF) held in Nairobi, TJN-A promotes socially- just, accountable and progressive taxation systems in Africa. It advocates for tax policies with pro-poor outcomes and tax systems that curb public resource leakages and enhance domestic resource mobilisation.

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