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Kenya ranked highly in ‘dirty’ money business – UN report

The latest UNCTAD report titled Economic Development in Africa Report 2020 ranked Kenya at position 24 globally among countries that record high illicit financial flows. The report was presented by Secretary General of UNCTAD Mukhisa Kituyi at the end of September 2020. This places Kenya ahead of Nigeria (34),… Read More

UAE makes it mandatory for hawala service providers to register

The UAE has made it mandatory for Hawala service providers in the country to register, as the country strengthens its anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CFT) framework, the Central Bank said in a statement on Monday. The announcement was made following the sixth meeting of the National Committee for… Read More

Egypt: FRA receives proposals for controls on electronic crowdfunding platforms

A committee has been formed to prepare a law regulating and developing the use of financial technology (fintech) in non-banking financial activities, according to Chairperson of the Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) Mohamed Omran. The FRA has received a number of proposals regarding the rules and controls for establishing, operating, and… Read More
6th August 2020
At first glance, the shipping trailers that arrived at the Italian port of Salerno appeared to contain only paper, rolled up on giant industrial spools as tall as a man. But when an investigator sliced into one of the rolls with an electric saw, he unleashed an avalanche of little… Read More
3rd August 2020
The phrase “shell company” conjures images of offshore havens such as Panama or the British Virgin Islands, but one of the world’s leading enablers of financial secrecy is actually the United States. In every state, more personal details and proof of identity are required to get a library card… Read More
20th July 2020
The leaders of France, Germany and Italy on Saturday threatened for the first time to use sanctions against countries that continued to violate a United Nations arms embargo on Libya. French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte urged “all foreign actors to end… Read More
6th July 2020
Sixty-two countries violated United Nations Security Council sanctions against North Korea over a one-year period, according to a report from a Washington, D.C.-based think tank The Institute for Science and International Security report, released Wednesday, cites over 250 alleged violations from February 2019 to February 2020 based on… Read More
24th May 2020
If you have been dreaming of getting away from the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, you can — provided you have some cash in hand. For the starting sum of $150,000, you can buy your citizenship of the pristine Caribbean islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis. With their pure… Read More
6th December 2019
Israel’s state prosecutor has plans to indict prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cousin and personal lawyer, alongside six other people, on charges related to a possible conflict of interest over a $2bn purchase of German submarines. Shai Nitzan said in a statement on Thursday the seven would be charged on various corruption offences,… Read More
1st May 2019
The Trump administration is working to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization, the White House said on Tuesday, which would bring sanctions against Egypt’s oldest Islamist movement. “The president has consulted with his national security team and leaders in the region who share his concern, and this designation… Read More
16th April 2019
African soccer’s ruling body has fired a senior official after he made corruption accusations against the organization’s president in a potential blow to FIFA’s efforts to clean up the game after a raft of scandals worldwide. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) sacked general secretary Amr Fahmy after the Egyptian… Read More
28th February 2019
The United Kingdom’s sanctions enforcer levied a £5,000 monetary penalty against London-based Raphaels Bank, marking the first time the agency has imposed a fine since its creation in 2016. The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) imposed the penalty for an unspecified violation of an Egyptian asset freezing order involving a £200… Read More
24th October 2018
Nomura and several of its affiliates have agreed to pay a total of $480 million to settle charges of misleading investors over the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities (“RMBS”) between 2006 and 2007, an issue which resulted in investors suffering ‘significant’ losses and also highlighted the bank’s poor due diligence… Read More