Igihe covered our meeting that took place in Kigali, Rwanda on February 5-8. The article title reads, Civil Society Organizations Urged to Follow-up Taxation Amongst Citizen. Read the article here.
The International Centre for Investigative Reporting cited ICTD in their blog post discussing how unjust tax regimes make disability-inclusive development tasking. Read the ICiR article here. Another blog post by This Day makes the same points, citing ICTD’s research on taxing wealthy individuals. Read the This Day article here.
ICTD research has recently been quoted in an article in New Vision titled “MPs want double taxation agreements renegotiated”. The article included reference to the ICTD Working Paper by Martin Hearson and Jalia Kangrave “A Review of Uganda’s Tax Treaties and Recommendations for Action”.
The NTRN was featured in an opinion piece on tax accountability in Nigeria’s leading business and finance newspaper, BusinessDay. This article was also posted on PremiumTimes, an online news organisation based in Abuja. You can read the article here.
Alexander Ezenagu, ICTD Researcher, was quoted in The Africa Report in a piece published on Friday 16th November. You can read the full article online here: Mauritius: Offshore on the radar
Horn Cable TV recently livestreamed “Taxation and Statebuilding. Should Somaliland Love Taxes?”, a launch event for “Taxing Africa: Coercion, Reform and Development”. Mick Moore, ICTD CEO and co-author of the book, presented at the event. You can watch the event in full on YouTube below.
The Nigerian Tax Research Network held its second annual meeting in Abuja on 24th and 25th October, organised in partnership with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). Discussions from the meeting were covered in both World Stage and The Nation.
Read the article from World Stage online: Nigeria: FIRS boss calls for diversification, sustainable revenue base
Read the article on The Nation here: FIRS urges diversification of revenue sources
Alexander Ezenagu, ICTD Researcher, was interviewed by NTA for a special report on illicit financial flows. Alexander was in Abuja presenting at the International Conference on Combating Illicit Financial Flows and Enhancing Asset Recovery for Sustainable Development on 11th and 12th September.
Mick Moore, the ICTD’s CEO, was cited in a piece by The Economist about the extent of tax breaks across Africa titled “African governments let too many taxpayers off the hook.”
The inaugural conference of the African Property Tax Initiative was hosted in Dakar on June 11-12th. The Secretary General of the Senegalese Ministry of Finance and the ICTD’s Research Director Wilson Prichard (who chairs the initiative) were interwieved by Dakaractu about the rationale and objectives of the conference.