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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…

Track it, Stop it, Get it … Use it!
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Track it, Stop it, Get it … Use it!

As the sun sets on the 8th Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI) in Cape Town, South Africa there is cause for optimism coming out of this and previous AMIs. With over 400 organisations from across the continent gathering to call for better and more equitable use of natural resources for Africa’s sustainable development and growth, Tax…

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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…

The tax justice battle is a ‘we’ battle
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The tax justice battle is a ‘we’ battle

“The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” ~Rudyard Kipling In June this year, TJN-A’s Policy Lead on Tax and International Financial Architecture, Crystal Simeoni,  spent a week in London on a tax tour hosted by TJN-A- Christian Aid.  This post is on her experience. Early this year, Christian Aid hosted…

African Governments should harness taxation opportunities to improve investment in children
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African Governments should harness taxation opportunities to improve investment in children

Taxation is the most sustainable and reliable source of domestic revenue to improve African governments’ investment in children- focused sectors such as health and education. It is important to note that the provision of basic services presupposes the existence of adequate financial resources. As we commemorate the International Day of the African Child (DAC), Tax…

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…

IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings re-affirm the centrality of taxation in domestic revenue mobilisation to finance sustainable development
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IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings re-affirm the centrality of taxation in domestic revenue mobilisation to finance sustainable development

The 2016 IMF/World Bank spring meetings offered a glimmer of hope for international taxation in general and tax justice in particular. It was clear from the discussions that there is a global consensus that the international tax system is broken just as the Panama Papers revealed recently. Various discussants referred to Panama Papers and the…

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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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