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Time to Clean Up: How Barclays promotes the use of tax havens in Africa
20 Nov 2013
Barclays bank is now reported to be the largest retail bank in Africa and is the largest UK bank operating on the continent. This puts it in a position of responsibility with regard to the way it...
What constitutes agriculture spending?
15 Nov 2013
Public spending on agriculture in Africa is critical to promoting economic growth and the reduction of poverty. GDP growth originating in agriculture is much more effective in reducing poverty than...
Why Deloitte is wrong to defend investing in Africa via tax havens
We strive not only to do what is legal, but also what is rightThese words are taken straight out of financial services giant Deloitte’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. The company...
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 15:59
Life is complex!
So often the development sector tries to respond to single issues.But the Cambodia migrant worker living in the outskirts of Phnom Penh does not only face fear of robbery and perhaps even rape when...
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 15:00
unpaid care work
Keep off our land!
You may remember the Tana River Delta. It hit international news channels about 9 months ago when many people were killed in clashes between rival communities over grazing rights.These incidents...
David Barisa Ringa
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 11:28
Tana River Delta
Food & land rights
The irony of oppressing children’s freedom of speech and expression
When commemoration of the Day of the Africa Child on June 16thdrew closer, I was traversing Busiki Local Rights Programme in Busoga engaging on gender based violence (GBV). Discussions were very...
Monday, August 26, 2013 - 16:08
Jane pays the price for tax-free deals
While international companies enjoy tax holidays in Kenya, there are no government funds to pay teachers like Jane. Even though she works at a public school that is supposed to pay all teachers and...
Recognise, Redistribute, Reduce the Women's Unpaid Care Burden
29 Jul 2013
Unpaid care work refers to the work done in the home and in communities from preparing food, collecting firewood and water to taking care of children, the ill and the elderly. Women and girls living...
The power of tax to end aid dependency in Africa
This week, members of the international aid community are descending on drizzly Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia and home to the African Union. They are here to attend a meeting of the Global...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 10:28
INTERVIEW AVAILABILITY: Ending aid dependency by increasing tax to be debated at African Union/NEPAD
Monday, July 22, 2013