Illicit financial flows after ‘Panamania’: Seizing the moment

Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Date & Time: Thursday 28th April, 18:00-20:00 
Venue: Lecture Theatre ELG03, Drysdale Building, City University, London, EC1V 0HB
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Speakers: Dr Dereje Alemayehu (Chair, Global Alliance for Tax Justice), Batanayi Katongera (Executive Editor, Transfer Pricing Inside Africa) Daniel Balint-Kurti (Investigative Journalist, Global Witness) & Rachel Owens (Senior Campaigner, Global Witness)
Chair: Nicholas Shaxson (Author, Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men who Stole the World)
According to a high level report by the African Union and Economic Commission for Africa, the African continent loses more than $50 billion every single year through illicit financial flows. In fact, facilitated by webs of secretive tax havens and corruption, more money leaves Africa through illegal practices each year than it receives in foreign aid and foreign direct investment combined. For years, African policymakers and researchers have played a central role in the movement calling for tax justice, but with the Panama Papers leak, the issue has been thrust to the forefront of the global agenda.
 
Next month, UK Prime Minister David Cameron will host a global anti-corruption summit to address issues of tax evasion and money laundering. At this key moment, how can the momentum be seized to address a system that continues to rob Africa of billions of dollars each year? Where does the responsibility lie, and what urgent actions need to be taken? Join the Royal African Society and Tax Justice Network in the heart of the City of London as we address these pressing issues with a panel of experts.

 

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