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29 April 19

An inside job: Kenya’s struggles to stop ethanol smuggling

Earlier this month, officials from Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations became involved in a stand-off with police at a roadblock in the Nairobi suburb of Kitengela. It is alleged that the police officers were trying to protect an impounded vehicle
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17 April 19

Rwanda anniversary highlights the need to look back as well as forward

Last week, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres met Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda, to mark 25 years since the genocide which left around 800,000 people dead and wiped out 70% of the country’s Tutsi minority. In his speech to honor
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01 February 19

Kenyans should support the KRA’s move to broaden tax compliance

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has ambitious plans for the next three financial years: the taxman is aiming to almost double the number of taxpayers to seven million, both by encouraging taxpayers to pay their fair share, blocking delinquent taxpayers
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04 January 19

South Sudan’s rape crisis is shockingly unremarkable

According to new figures from the United Nations, over 1,100 people have suffered sexual violence in South Sudan this year, the highest figure since 2015. Pramila Patten, the UN’s senior-most expert, says rape and abuse is being used by both government
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16 November 18

Tightening up the Ugandan tax net key to boosting public health

In a very encouraging sign for public health, the Ugandan government has announced that the revenue gleaned from taxes on alcohol and soft drinks will be channeled into a fund to provide lifesaving HIV treatment. Unfortunately, making sure that the
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20 June 18

Big Tobacco’s big deception

South Africa’s Revenue Service (SARS) is boosting the reach of its investigative units as it raises the stakes in the fight against the country’s illegal tobacco trade, according to a recent announcement by Acting Commissioner Mark Kingon. The SARS initiative
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