Last week, outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama returned to Chicago and delivered his grateful farewell to the American people. Read the full text of Obama’s farewell speech as provided by the White House.
Africa’s tax avoidance crackdown nets US$260m as continent loses billions to “illicit financial flows”
There is nothing to celebrate about the US$260 million Africa recently netted by cracking down on tax avoidance. The figure pales in comparison to the billions the continent losses to “illicit financial flows” every year thanks to corporate tax avoidance by multinational corporations, corruption by African officials, and African countries’ weak audit capacities.
Four decades of underestimating Mugabe: how the British never expected he would win Zimbabwe’s 1980 election
Robert Mugabe’s controversial landslide victory over longtime political rival Morgan Tsvangirai during Zimbabwe’s 2013 election translated into “the biggest defeat for the United Kingdom’s policy in Africa in 60 years.”
The Zimbabwean Progressive: Fearless, independent and evidence-based political journalism for a new Zimbabwe
Welcome to the Zimbabwean Progressive, an independent publication dedicated to producing fearless, progressive, adversarial, unapologetic, activism-oriented, and evidence-based political journalism for a new Zimbabwe.