Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Gambia police harass journalist over human trafficking story

Abuja, Nigeria, July 1, 2014--Gambian police should stop harassing a journalist over a story highlighting human trafficking in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Sanna Camara, a journalist with The Standard, was today summoned to police headquarters in the capital Banjul over a June 27 story titled "Police admit 'problems' with human trafficking," Camara told CPJ. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sub-regional course to enhance financial intelligence operations

A five days training on ‘financial analysis techniques for Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) and their partner agencies from The Gambia and Sierra Leone’ will further enhance the operational capacity of FIUs, the organisers say.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC, says the June 30-July 4 course will foster synergies with key partner agencies in The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast and Ghana – which made up the course participants.

“FIUs are a key player when it comes to anti-money laundering and counter-financing terrorism, AML/CFT, as they form the link between both components,” Ludovic D’HOORE of UNODC says on Monday at an international hotel in Banjul, the Gambian capital.