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All African States To Sign A Continental FTA In March

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The United States Economic Commission for Africa says African countries are gearing up to sign the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, with a key deadline this month being hit with an agreement among ministers. Read Full Story


Tanzania Slaps Acacia Mining With USD190bn Tax Fine

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Acacia Mining has said that it rejects the legitimacy of a series of tax assessments, said to be worth about USD190bn, from the tax authority in Tanzania. Read Full Story


IMF Says African Countries Need To Tap New Revenue Streams

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sub-Saharan African countries should look to tap tax revenues outside natural resources, to finance stimulus measures that could reinvigorate their ailing economies, a new report from the International Monetary Fund says. Read Full Story


IMF Recommends Revenue-Raising For Tanzania

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Friday, July 29, 2016

The annual 2016 Article IV Consultation conducted by the International Monetary Fund suggested that the Tanzanian Government's tax revenue levels are too low to finance its infrastructure investment and social service plans. Read Full Story


Report Proposes African Transfer Pricing Improvements

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The National Resource Governance Institute has released a paper that looks at African nations' efforts to introduce transfer pricing rules in the mining sector and puts forward policy recommendations. Read Full Story


Tanzania Confirms VAT On Financial, Tourist Services

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Monday, July 11, 2016

The Tanzania Revenue Authority has clarified how value-added tax should apply to fee-based financial services, since it was introduced on July 1, 2016, alongside VAT on tourist services. Read Full Story


Action Aid Welcomes Reduction In African Tax Reliefs

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Action Aid has released a new report on the proliferation of tax breaks in East African countries, noting a small fall in value-added tax expenditures. Read Full Story


European Council Approves EPA With East Africa

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

On June 20, 2016, the European Council authorized the signature and provisional application of an economic partnership agreement with the East African Community. Read Full Story


Norway To Assist Tax Revenue Collection In Tanzania

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Friday, March 18, 2016

Norway is contributing USD5m to a program designed to help the Government of Tanzania collect more in tax. Read Full Story


IMO Supporting Anti-Piracy Efforts Off Africa

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Maritime law-enforcement officers from countries bordering the western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden were trained recently to deal with organized transnational crimes at sea. Read Full Story



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