Cryptocurrencies and Trade-Based Money Laundering Workshop with the Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD) Rwanda

The technological revolution of the 21st Century has brought with it challenges to administration of justice with increasing use of cyberspace. Meanwhile, the regulation of cryptocurrencies, for example – bitcoin, is yet to be fully understood. While East African Community member states including Rwanda, have individual regulations regarding money laundering and cryptocurrencies, their capacity is […]

Combating Financing of Terrorism (CFT) & Combating Proliferations Financing (CPF) Workshop with the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA), Malawi

In 2018, Malawi was assessed by the Financial Action Taskforce (FATF), through the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG). The Assessment Report showed Malawi as Partially-Compliant to some of the recommendations. The Report also uncovered the urgent need for increased awareness on terrorist financing (TF) and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction among […]

Anti-Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Workshop with the Office of the Director Public Prosecutions, Lesotho

Beyond the prosecution of Money Laundering offences, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is expected to recover illegally gained assets. There is therefore an urgent need to train prosecutors to effectively and efficiently handle these cases.   To support capacity building, the AGA-Africa Programme collaborated with the Office of the Director of […]

Asset Forfeiture Regime Under Nigerian Law Workshop with the National Judicial Institute of Nigeria (NJI), Nigeria

With increasing sophistication of financial crimes, it has become imperative that assets of the criminals are identified before arrest. Additionally, with the evolution of the capital market in Nigeria, it has become important to improve the Bench’s view of the capital market.  Lending to support these efforts, the AGA-Africa Programme collaborated with the National Judicial […]

Cryptocurrencies and Trade Based Money Laundering Workshop with the Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD) Rwanda

Increased uptake of cyberspace and technology has led to challenges to administration of justice not just in Rwanda but across Africa. To help judicial officers keep up with the nexus of technology and law, the AGA-Africa Programme collaborated with the Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD) on a highly engaging ‘Cryptocurrencies and Trade Based […]

Countering Transnational Organized Crime in Africa” with Good Governance Africa, South Africa

Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) is one of Africa’s most critical security challenges which is often linked to human trafficking, sexual exploitation, fraud and money laundering and poaching of endangered wildlife. Additionally, transnational organised crime causes profound social, economic, political and environmental damage. In an effort to bring greater awareness on the impacts of transnational organised […]

Fintech-Crypto Assets and Consumers: Is it Time to Rein in the Wild Frontier?” Webinar with the Department of Mercantile Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa

It is crucial to explore crypto asset regulation and its effects on consumers from various perspectives as well as identify possible regulatory areas of concern for consumer protection in other fintech innovations. To enhance understanding of crypto assets against the backdrop of the high profile collapse of the US based FTX crypto exchange and the […]

Developing a Robust Anti-Corruption and Anti-Money Laundering Landscape in Nigeria” workshop with the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Nigeria has been in the news lately on account of the large-scale theft of its oil resources and its inability to meet its production quota as stipulated by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The government and relevant agencies can tackle this problem in order to yield meaningful results. To facilitate capacity building in […]

Cybersecurity and Anti-Money Laundering Workshop in collaboration with the Aviation Police and Uganda Civil Aviation Authority

Technology presents tremendous potential in bringing economic competitiveness and growth in Uganda and Africa. However, criminal actors have used the same technology for their nefarious ends. Transnational crimes like cybercrime and money laundering are rampant in Uganda and have adverse negative effects on the economy. It is critical for law enforcement officers to be empowered […]

Trade-based Anti-Money Laundering Training Blantyre, Malawi.

Criminals in Africa are increasingly using cross-border trade to transform the financial proceeds of their illegal activities into revenues that seem legitimate, in a process known as trade-based money laundering (TBML). Such schemes vary in complexity but typically they usually involve misrepresentation of the price, quantity, or quality of imports or exports. Law enforcement agencies […]