Governments must do more to tackle tax abuse and corruption in global finance, says a panel of former heads of state and government, past central bank governors, business and civil society leaders and prominent academics.
The Executive Secretary of UN Economic Commission for Africa, (ECA) Vera Songwe, said that combatting bribery, money laundering and tax evasion should be a priority if Africa has to finance its transition to middle income status and increase prosperity.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. António Guterres, who is in Addis Ababa for the joint African Union (AU) – UN joint annual meeting, appeals the international community to help Africa fight illicit financial flows, money laundering and tax evasion.
By Col. Jamal Ahmed [OPINION] – Last night on the state broadcaster, Ethiopian Television, I saw an commercial kind of short drama sponsored by a certain agency established to fight financial crimes in Ethiopia. It was about how people are engaged in money laundering and setup legal businesses using stolen cash and their relatives.