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Africa Day 2017: Civil society calls for greater efforts in stemming illicit financial flows
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Africa Day 2017: Civil society calls for greater efforts in stemming illicit financial flows

54 years later, the continent has little to show by way of poverty eradication and economic progress NAIROBI, 25 May 2017- As the world marks Africa Day, civil society organisations across the continent are calling for the adoption of more stringent measures to seal tax loopholes which facilitate illicit financial flows (IFFs). A recent report…

World gathers at UN, but stymies UN’s role in tax and transparency
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World gathers at UN, but stymies UN’s role in tax and transparency

**From the Financial Integrity Coalition** As negotiators met in New York to discuss how to pay for development, new agreements on curbing illicit financial flows were worryingly absent NEW YORK—Government negotiators, members of civil society and the private sector met in New York this week to follow up on the United Nation’s Financing for Development commitments. But despite…

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…

Civil society experts issue accelerated agenda for addressing illicit financial flows in Africa
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Civil society experts issue accelerated agenda for addressing illicit financial flows in Africa

Group highlights 14 steps African leaders can take to energize fight against Illicit Flows following Addis Ababa Action Agenda, SDGs, and ECA High Level Panel  NAIROBI/WASHINGTON, 27 January 2017-  As national leaders meet at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa this week, a group of civil society experts has issued a set of recommendations…

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…

The 4th Pan Africa Conference on Illicit Financial Flows and Tax
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The 4th Pan Africa Conference on Illicit Financial Flows and Tax

Tax Justice Network – Africa (TJN-A) together with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Tax Justice and Governance Platform – Nigeria are organising the Pan African Conference under the theme “Curbing IFFs to promote Africa’s Structural Transformation.” The conference will provide a platform to articulate IFF issues from an African…

The 3rd International Tax Justice Academy
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The 3rd International Tax Justice Academy

12- 16 September 2016, Kenya As the Panama Leak revealed, many world leaders and unscrupulous businessmen have been indicted in the scandal, showing the rot in the system. However, there is still a huge knowledge gap particularly in Africa and other parts of the developing world. In addition, there’s a growing interest in the tax…

UNCTAD CSO XIV Forum: Investment & Tax Treaties– Impact on domestic policy space & revenue mobilization
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UNCTAD CSO XIV Forum: Investment & Tax Treaties– Impact on domestic policy space & revenue mobilization

Organizers: Global Alliance for Tax Justice (GATJ), Tax Justice Network- Africa (TJN-A) ActionAid International (AAI) Date: Thursday, 21 July, 11:30 to-1:00pm Short description: There is a widespread consensus across multilateral and development institutions that “harmful tax competition” and the ensuing tax incentives to attract FDI are detrimental to enhancing Domestic Resource Mobilisation. However, it is…

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