Monday, July 18, 2016

Gambia: GIABA to Assist Financial Institutions on ML/TF Risk Assessment

The anti-money laundering agency, GIABA, has said it is to assist financial institutions in The Gambia to effectively address existing challenges and new requirements emerging from the revised Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Standards and the new methodology.

This will include Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (ML/TF) risk assessment and application of risk-based approach to the anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing Terrorism (AML/CFT) implementation.

GIABA announced on Friday that it will hold a 3-day national workshop on ML and TF risk assessment for financial institutions and Designated Non-Financial Institutions Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs) in Banjul from July 27-29, 2016.

GIABA to Sensitize Gambian Youths on Ills of Money Laundering, Financing Terrorism

Cross section of participants at the 7th edition of the GIABA Open House Forum in Freetown, Sierra Leone in 2013 (Photo Credit: GIABA)

Friday, July 1, 2016

South Sudan: Rights Body Says Can't Consider Communications Against African Country

South Sudan gained independence from Sudan on 9 July, 2011 but internal fighting is standing in the way of the country's progress and brought about widespread human rights abuses, according to agencies. (Photo taken from BBC)

Gambia Lacks Minimum Standards To Eliminate Human Trafficking - Report

In West Africa, traffickers pose as Koranic school teachers and force young students to beg for food and money instead of allowing them to gain an education. In Europe, traffickers subject children—including Roma and disabled children—to forced begging. In South Asia, some traffickers maim children before subjecting them to forced begging to increase the children’s profits. (Photo taken from TIP 2016)