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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…

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…

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%…

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…

Students join in campaign against illicit financial flows
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Students join in campaign against illicit financial flows

Youth engagement in public finance management highlighted as key to Africa’s structural transformation KAMPALA, 15 November 2016– The fight against illicit financial flows today received a boost as students across the East Africa region participated in the inauguration of the campaign.  The ‘Stop the Bleeding’ campaign is a movement that seeks to mobilise citizens across…

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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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