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TJN-Africa Director: Yes, Taxation Can Be a Good Thing for Developing Countries
February 26th, 2013
Alvin Mosiama, director of Tax Justice Network Africa, and a Task Force regional representative, has as much experience as anyone in campaigning on taxes and transparency for developing countries. In a great op-ed for Devex that everyone should read, he outlines how corporations aren't just shifting profits to tax havens, but simultaneously shifting the burden of funding the government to those that can least afford it.
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Where is Africa’s voice in challenging the corrosive secrecy of tax havens?
February 9th, 2011
So far, 2011 has not been a comfortable year for the tax dodger. One month in and WikiLeaks is preparing to publish the names of thousands of offshore account holders in Switzerland, UK based companies like Vodafone have been criticised for alleged aggressive tax avoidance, and following a high profile corruption scandal, India’s media is hungry to expose the horrors of a system which allows billions of dollars to flow out of the country every year. Best estimates suggest that Africa has lost US$854 billion to illicit outflows of capital in the past three decades – aided and abetted...
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