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The 8th Pan-African Conference (PAC) on Illicit Financial Flows and Taxation, which took place virtually from 9 to 13 November 2020, was quite successful and mutually beneficial to both the Participants and organisers. The theme of this edition was: ‘’The Africa we want after COVID-19: Optimising the Mobilization of the Internal Resources of the Extractive Sector for the Transformation of Africa’’
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition was held in form of physical events (in countries where this was possible) and virtual sessions, on the margins of the meeting and plenary sessions. To make this conference a success, various committees were set up. Among them was the Communications Committee, which was in charge of reporting the event and ensuring its visibility across the African continent with the support of the media. This press-book is a reflection of the extent and quality of the media coverage.
La Fondation Thomson Reuters, en partenariat avec TrustAfrica, recherche des journalistes parlant couramment le français basés dans toute l’Afrique pour participer à une initiative de formation intensive en ligne afin de les préparer à enquêter sur les flux financiers illicites en Afrique.
La formation, qui sera consacrée aux flux financiers illicites, aux enquêtes sur les entreprises, aux comptes et aux budgets, ainsi qu’aux techniques d’enquête, sera dispensée en ligne entre le 26 octobre 2020 et le 20 novembre 2020. Les journalistes retenus seront ensuite invités à participer à un programme de mentorat destiné à les accompagner dans la réalisation de reportages portant sur les flux financiers illicites.
TrustAfrica has organized a two-day meeting in Dakar, Senegal centred on the challenges posed by illicit financial flows from Africa, with particular focus on the West African region. It was a great opportunity for civil society to discuss the subject and to work together with other critical stakeholders for viable options to mitigate the dangers illicit financial flows pose to economic development in the region.