The global race to cut corporate tax rates accelerated in 2018. According to the OECD’s latest annual review of tax policies across developed economies
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The Free-Market Case Against Tax Competition

The global race to cut corporate tax rates accelerated in 2018. According to the OECD’s latest annual review of tax policies across developed economies, the average rate of taxation on corporate profits has fallen from 32.5% in 2000 to below 24% today. This trend is understandable. With private-sector investment remaining stubbornly weak, governments are desperate […]

Mathematics Sciences Forum Africa begins in 35 countries including Rwanda
Africa ICT Industry

Mathematics Sciences Forum begins in 35 countries including Rwanda

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung, has announced the beginning of NEF Africa Science Week in 35 African countries throughout the months of September, October and December 2018. NEF Africa Science Week is led by NEF Ambassadors, local science and […]

Visa Inc. has announced that Marianne Mwaniki has joined the company as senior vice president of social impact, with responsibility for the company’s comprehensive
Africa EAC Industry

Kenya’s Marianne Mwaniki appointed Visa Senior Vice President

Visa Inc. has announced that Marianne Mwaniki has joined the company as senior vice president of social impact, with responsibility for the company’s comprehensive strategy in the areas of financial inclusion, financial literacy, corporate social responsibility and corporate giving programs. In this new role, Mwaniki will also lead the Visa Foundation, which was established in […]

Industry

Nkurunziza will not stand in 2020 seeks relations with larger EAC economies

BY PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya-Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza will not seek re-election in 2020, and is focusing on growing relations with larger East African economies, his special envoy said. Special envoy Ezechiel Nibigira told President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi that President Nkurunziza was concerned that Burundi remains safe and stable and its economy prospered. “We […]

Agribusiness

Digital agriculture platform to help African farmers improve crop yields launched

BY EABW REPORT Nairobi, Kenya-Techno Brain has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to launch a Digital Agriculture Platform in Africa to help farmers improve crop  yieldsand increase income. Smallholder farmers are the most vulnerable to impacts of climate change, with rain-fed agriculture accounting for more than 90% of farmed land in sub-Saharan Africa. These farmers face many […]