International Financial Centre or Tax Haven?
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International Financial Centre or Tax Haven?

Civil Society warns against the enactment of the Nairobi International Financial Centre Bill 2016 NAIROBI, 20 March 2017– Nairobi risks becoming a tax haven and a conduit for illicit financial flows if the recently-tabled Nairobi International Financial Centre (NIFC) Bill 2016 is enacted into law. A cross-section of the Kenyan Civil Society has warned that…

COLLOQUIUM ON COLLAPSE IN COMMODITY PRICES AND AFRICA’S RESPONSE
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COLLOQUIUM ON COLLAPSE IN COMMODITY PRICES AND AFRICA’S RESPONSE

Date: 8 March 2017 Venue: United Nations Conference Centre- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia About half of African economies are classified as ‘commodity dependent’. That is, these nations derive a substantial part of their incomes from minerals and/or hydrocarbons. Falling commodity prices, especially those of minerals and oil, yet again highlight the perils of commodity dependence and…

Public beneficial ownership registries- a shot in the arm in the fight against Illicit Financial Flows
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Public beneficial ownership registries- a shot in the arm in the fight against Illicit Financial Flows

  There is a quote that says – “it’s easier to lie in public”. As the world continues to work towards curbing illicit financial flows, it is acknowledged that transparency is a key ask in the fight. Related to this, the Anti- Corruption Summit 2016 was held in London and brought countries from around the…

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Tax Talk in Togo

From January 30 – February 3, the Tax Justice Network – Africa (TJN-A) carried out training sessions at the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) – Africa’s 7th New Year School in Lomé, Togo. The week-long training was about stopping illicit financial flows (IFFs) so that these resources can be used for development. It was attended…

VAT on basic consumables unfair to Zimbabwe citizens
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VAT on basic consumables unfair to Zimbabwe citizens

NAIROBI, 3 February 2017– On 1 February 2017, the 15% VAT levy extended to basic goods in Zimbabwe in a move likely to leave many Zimbabweans worse-off. The unprecedented decision by the government of Zimbabwe comes amidst decades of economic decline and stagnation; and an attempt to raise tax revenues. The application of the 15%…

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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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