Africa

Nigeria’s NO. 3 Man and the trouble from Panama

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Senate President Bukola Saraki. Photo: Mohammed Lere, Premium Times. Photograpgh taken with permission from Emmanuel Mayah from article.: ”#PanamaPapers: Hidden family assets of Nigeria’s Senate President, Saraki, uncovered in tax havens”, 4 April 2016.

Working on the Panama Papers I have realized, more than ever before, the power of networking and collaboration. The teamwork with international journalists gave me the confidence and empowerment to dare a fearsome figure in the corridor of power.

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An independent journalist in Ethiopia is as stranger to a source of major news as anyone can be

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Finding information about conflictive issues related to state owned companies in Ethiopia, as with a coal extraction initiative established by the country's army, is a difficult and frustrating process. Photo: SarahTz (CC BY 2.0/Flickr)

Ethiopia´s communication affairs office controls which media is entitled to be invited to state organized press events, and which media is not invited.

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South Africa: Could it happen overnight?

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A journalist records a speech during a march in Cape Town. Investigative journalist Craig McKune writes about several recent cases where journalists are exposed to threats in South Africa. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks/GroundUp (CC BY-ND 4.0)

- I explained how South Africa is very violent... "Yet, the bad guys do not seem to hurt journalists for some reason", I said... How wrong I was. 

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Opinion Piece: Tax dodging costs lives

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We represent five African countries that are all affected by tax flight. Norwegian companies should become role models for financial transparency, because tax dodging costs lives.

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Norway removes EITI-support from budget in agreement with Uganda

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Winnie is interviewed in front of the Norwegian parliament

The Norwegian programme Oil for Development removes a budget item regarding EITI in the partner agreement with Uganda. 

- We are disappointed with the Norwegian authorities, says Winnie Ngabiirwe of PWYP Uganda. 

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Striking Oil: Blessing or Curse?

Summary: The first round of PWYP Norway’s capacity strengthening programme was concluded in December 2009. UK based INTRAC and PWYP Norway have developed a paper in the Praxis Note-series, seeking to capture the lessons learnt from the first round of the programme; a practical experience of capacity development with CSOs in seven African countries to promote greater transparency over oil revenues.

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Helen Collinson and Rod MacLeod
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June 2010

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