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Still racing toward the bottom? Corporate tax incentives in East Africa
17 Jun 2016
In 2012, ActionAid and Tax Justice Network Africa published a report containing estimates of how much revenue East African countries were losing by providing tax incentives.1 Tax incentives often...
Statement of Solidarity with Education International and the Researcher Arrested in Uganda
ActionAid stands in solidarity with its ally Education International (EI) in strongly condemning the recent shocking incident of a well-known academic researcher being arrested and harassed while...
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 14:00
Looking beyond Dlamini-Zuma as the African Union Chief: #theChangeWeWant and Chairperson we deserve
The search for the next Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) is underway following the exit of H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Diamini Zuma, who has not submitted an application to remain as...
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 15:36
Strengthening urban resilience in African cities: Understanding and addressing urban risk
7 Jun 2016
The population of Africa’s cities is growing rapidly. But as poor people cram into towns and cities characterised by limited, weak and often under-resourced infrastructure, they are increasingly...
Help for families only able to find bananas to eat
In the east of Zimbabwe 2000 people, around four hundred families, have received cash transfers from ActionAid to help them buy food during the country’s worst drought for 35 years.The devastating...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 12:21
Emergencies & Conflict
ActionAid reveals which countries are at risk of Panama Papers style tax avoidance
Other developing countries are also at risk of losing huge amounts of tax revenue to big companies using tax havens, new research from ActionAid has revealed.The world has been watching with shock as...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 10:22
Ugandans say “no” by the millions to tax exemption for MPs
The biggest story in Uganda right now is at once a terrifying demonstration of self-serving politics and also a striking display of solidarity by the people in support of fair and just taxation.An...
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 14:31
Inequality in Africa: Effects of the Ruling Class
A 2016 statement by the joint inequality alliance noted that:The world faces an inequality crisis that is spiraling out of control. Across the world we are seeing the gap between the...
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 11:15
The Cracks in our Education System: tax as cement
Education in Ghana was informal before contact with the Europeans, in the informal setting people served as apprentices and understudied their masters. With time, they gained the relevant knowledge...
Daniel Nii Ankrah
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 11:32
Why we need every drop of tax for our girls to go to school
With at least 600,000 children currently out of school in Malawi, and our education services struggling, it is shocking to think that many wealthy global companies doing business in my country may...
Denis Chalera Kalekeni
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 10:47