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Tunisia approves illegal enrichment law to strengthen anti-corruption fight

The Tunisian parliament on Tuesday approved a law to combat illicit enrichment, a step designed to strengthen the government’s fight against widespread corruption in the country. Since the 2011 uprising, Tunisia has been held up by Western partners as a model of democracy for the region. Economic progress has… Read More

EU Parliament adds three jurisdictions to money laundering blacklist

European Union lawmakers on Wednesday voted in favour of including Tunisia onto the bloc’s list of third countries considered at high risk of money laundering and terrorism financing. Sri Lanka and Trinidad and Tobago were also added to the blacklist. After Wednesday’s decision, Parliament may meet to discuss the EU… Read More

How extremists smuggled $1bn in cigarettes to finance terror

Smuggling cigarettes has become such a profitable business for extremist groups, so much that former Algerian military commander of al-Qaeda in Maghreb extremist Mokhtar Belmokhtar was also known as Mr. Marlboro. More than three quarters of all cigarettes smoked in Libya are illicit, as over 13 billion cigarettes in the… Read More
18th July 2017
Enforcement directorate today arrested director of two Dubai-based firm, Shivani Saxena, for money laundering in the Agusta Westland case. Saxena is a resident of Palm Jumeira in Dubai and is the director of M/s UHY Saxena, Dubai & M/s Matrix Holdings. It is through these companies that the proceeds of… Read More
27th January 2017
Mr Jammeh, thought to now be in Equatorial Guinea, is not the first leader accused of lining his own pockets with state funds. In fact, many have taken far more. Here are some of the worst offenders. Read More
8th September 2016
More than $2 billion has been lost from Tunisian coffers since former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was ousted in 2011. A report by the Global Financial Integrity organisation (GFI) highlighted the severity of the loss as $181 per capita and said corruption was the main cause of Tunisia’s… Read More
6th September 2016
Tunisia’s new government is mobilising to tackle corruption, a canker worm eating deep into the country. Read More
31st August 2016
Graft in Tunisia has reached “epidemic” proportions, the head of the national anti-graft body INLC said on Tuesday, and urged the new government to eradicate the “barons of corruption”. The unity government that took office in the North African nation on Monday has made the fight against corruption a priority. Read More
17th June 2016
The final version of the bill on exposure of corruption and whistleblower protection was approved Wednesday by the Cabinet meeting. In a statement released Thursday, the Ministry of Public Service, Governance and Fight against Corruption, initiator of the bill, said it has put in place innovative and unprecedented measures that… Read More