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Anti- Corruption Summit: Corruption Is Not A ‘Developing’ Country Problem, The West Has Been Aiding And Abetting The Vice
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Anti- Corruption Summit: Corruption Is Not A ‘Developing’ Country Problem, The West Has Been Aiding And Abetting The Vice

NAIROBI, 17 May 2016-The just- concluded Anti-Corruption Summit hosted by the British government could not have come at a better time. Coming on the heels of the Panama leaks, the Summit presented an opportunity for world leaders to have an honest conversation about the scourge of corruption whose impact is threatening the political and economic…

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PANAMA LEAKS REVEAL THE COMPLICITY OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR

Exposé discloses massive involvement of the private sector in Africa’s vicious cycle of corruption and poverty NAIROBI, 13th May 2016 – In its release of a second expose in a series of investigations the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) discloses a multitude of individuals and companies involved in the propagation of poverty and gross…

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…

Statement by Thabo Mbeki on the ‘Panama Papers’
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Statement by Thabo Mbeki on the ‘Panama Papers’

Over the past few days, there has been a furore in the global community regarding reports on “the Panama Papers”, an enormous leak of more than 11 million documents which are said to date back up to four decades and are allegedly connected to a Panama law firm. According to the International Consortium of Investigative…

Africa Mining Vision: CSOs and government make progress to develop the African Mineral Governance Framework
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Africa Mining Vision: CSOs and government make progress to develop the African Mineral Governance Framework

The ongoing collapse of mineral prices on the international market, growing debt crisis and dwindling revenue to finance socio-economic development in African countries has refocused attention on how to optimally use the continent’s vast mineral sector through speedy implementation of the African Mining Vision. The African Mining Vision seeks to foster a transparent, equitable and…

WTO betrays its weakest members, charts new path
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WTO betrays its weakest members, charts new path

The prospects of Africa receiving a fair hearing at the 10th WTO ministerial hosted on its soil, Nairobi, Kenya, suffered a major setback as the declaration from the ministerial showed a betrayal of its weakest members and the charting of a new path departing from the Doha Development Agenda *writes Kwesi Obeng. East Africa’s economic…

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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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