Africa Should Prioritize War on Tax Evasion and Money Laundering: ECA

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The Executive Secretary of UN Economic Commission for Africa, (ECA) Vera Songwe has said that combating bribery, money laundering and tax evasion should be a priority if Africa has to finance its transition to middle income status and increase prosperity.

Songwe was speaking in a two-day African Leadership Forum 2018 in Kigali, a meeting hosted by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, and convened by Benjamin Mkapa, former President of Tanzania.

The Forum was attended by other former Heads of states: Olusegun Obasanjo former president of Nigeria, Mohamed Moncef Marzouki former president of Tunisia, Joaquim Chissano and Armando Guebuza former presidents of Mozambique.

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