In January, a new legislation will be introduced in Norway that might prevent capital flight and ensure a greater degree of transparency. Three activists from the civil society in South Sudan, Uganda and Ghana explain why this law is vital for their work. See the video interview!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In recent years Angola has dropped significantly lon Transparency Internationals corruption index, and is now getting close to the bottom. Oil related corruption has received most of the blame for this. Now Angola plans to create its own sovereign wealth fund. Could this help to put the breaks on corruption?
Olav Lundstøl’s presentation from the 2012-conference Financial secrecy, society and vested interests. See the film and download the material.
Tim Daniel’s presentation from the 2012-conference Financial secrecy, society and vested interests. See the film and download the material.
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.