West Africa: Tax Giveaway Follies

AfricaFocus Bulletin September 14, 2015 (150914) (Reposted from sources cited below) Editor’s Note “Our research shows that three countries alone – Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal […] Read More

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REPORT OF THE HIGH LEVEL PANEL ON ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS FROM AFRICA

Download the report here. The 4th Joint African Union Commission/United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (AUC/ECA) Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic […] Read More

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STOP IT, TRACK IT AND GET IT – Renewed drive to stop illicit Financial Flows from Africa

Illicit Financial Flows (IFF) from Africa are depriving the continent of almost US$50 billion annually. This was revealed in a roundtable discussion at the UN […] Read More

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Gaming, Naming and Shaming ‘Licit Financial Flows’
Patrick Bond

“Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is always prefaced with the two words ‘much needed,’” my colleague Sarah Bracking insisted this week at a Zimbabwe NGO conference. […] Read More

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Plugging the leaking bucket of illicit financial flows in Africa

While millions of philanthropic dollars pour into Africa annually, billions of dollars in illicit financial flows (IFFs) leak out of the continent, mostly back to […] Read More