August 25th, 2015
It’s been just over a month since the conclusion of the United Nations 3rd Financing for Development Conference (FfD) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. While the final text hasn’t changed since then, now that we’re removed from the bubble of the Summit, it’s important to take another look at the outcomes from an alternative perspective. It’s
June 26th, 2015
There’s a bustle of traffic, horns are honking and cranes erecting new buildings dot Nairobi’s growing skyline. On the surface, the Kenyan capital seems to embody the narrative of “Africa Rising”. But on the ground, here and elsewhere around the continent, there is a growing phenomenon that is setting back growth and economic development: illicit
June 10th, 2015
On June 25, 2015, the Interim Working Group of the African IFF Campaign Platform will launch the “Stop the Bleeding” campaign in Nairobi, Kenya. The goal of the campaign is to curb the Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) from Africa that perpetuate poverty and hinder development across the continent.
May 5th, 2015
African leaders made a strong declaration on the importance of curbing illicit financial flows when they endorsed a new report on the problem at the African Union Summit in January. The report, produced by the Mbeki High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, estimated that Africa was losing between $50 billion and $150