Patrick Gaspard, president of the Open Society Foundations, was given the honor of a lifetime in late July: the NAACP’s 2019 Spingarn Medal, which is bestowed annually in recognition of outstanding achievement by an African American. In his acceptance speech, Gaspard called on the next generation of activists: “Go where the silence is. Hear a stranger’s name and let it mean you. Go to where the silence is, and feel a child’s dying heartbeat at the border and let it be yours. Go to where the silence is, stand still, and speak where you sing.”
Even though it is acknowledged that tax avoidance is not legally wrong, the ethics around it are debatable as argued by Alvin Mosioma, the Executive Director of Tax Justice Network Africa, the non-governmental organization that successfully challenged the DTAA in court. Africa Uncensored's John-Allan Namu sat down with him to get his expert view on the matter.
Julius Malema, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party leader giving a keynote address during the final rally at Orlando stadium in Soweto, South Africa on 5th May 2019 ahead of the 8th May elections. Video courtesy of SABC.
Deforestation in Kenya, how did it happen? Who is responsible?
Economic Freedom Fighters [EFF] leader Julius Malema speaks on on xenophobia in South Africa.
How does our culture shape our worldview in this day and age? Zein Abubakar, a former commissioner with the defunct Constitution of Kenya Review Commission (CKRC) and a member of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) recently explored the question at a lecture in Nairobi. This video is the result of a collaboration between The Elephant and Africa Uncensored.
How do criminals hide their stolen millions? Dr. Louise Shelley, an expert on illicit financial flows, explains how companies use fake invoices and trade agreements to disguise their laundered sums. This video is part of a series on the Troika Laundromat, a multi-billion-dollar financial system used in part to move money worldwide, evade taxes, and mask other financial crimes.
From 2006 through early 2013, billions of dollars moved out of Russia through an elaborate scheme orchestrated by Russia’s largest private investment bank, Troika Dialog. The money was used to pay for luxury goods, make secret investments in state-owned companies, and even pay school tuitions. The system also links some of the most notorious figures in previous financial scandals: people like Sergei Roldugin and companies exposed by now-deceased lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. This massive operation came to light after a leak of more than 1.3 million financial transactions and related documents, representing the largest banking data leak in history. OCCRP partnered...
Africa Uncensored's John-Allan Namu sat down with lawyer Paul Mwangi, one of the architects of the handshake and the joint secretary of one of its offshoots, the Building Bridges Initiative championed by both Mr Odinga and President Kenyatta, to look back on the happenings of March 9th 2018 and what they mean for the country going forward.
Footage of Mwalimu Nyerere being received by US President, John F. Kennedy on his visit to the White House on 15 July 1963.