The Attorney General Alliance | Africa Alliance Partnership (AGA-Africa Programme) was pleased to start a new partnership across Africa with the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) – South Africa, beginning this July.
On behalf of AGA-Africa Programme, Markus Green ESQ, AGA-Africa Programme Board member and FIC represented by Adv Xolisile Khanyile, Director, FIC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 25th July 2019 to work jointly in capacity building, with a view to combating transnational crimes in South Africa. The partnership will be marked by training workshops and seminars towards knowledge exchange.
The collaboration commenced in high gear with the first workshop on Transnational Crimes taking place from 24th to 26th of July 2019. Participants were drawn from Angola, Botswana, the Kingdom of Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo.
AGA facilitators, Scott Blake, Assistant Attorney General Office of the Arizona Attorney General, Evan Malady- Fraud and Special Prosecution Agent Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Jim Hennelly, Special Agent Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Phoenix, Arizona and local facilitator, Hein van der Merwe, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Organised Crime Unit, Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Pretoria, delivered thought-provoking sessions on the scope of transnational crimes across the United States and Africa.