January 28th, 2016
The 2016 African Union (AU) Summit is currently taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which means we’re one year removed from the endorsement of the High Level Panel Report on Illicit Financial Flows by African Heads of State at last year’s AU Summit. This report, led by former South African President Thabo Mbeki, brought a heightened level of
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.