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Former CEO of Angola sovereign fund gets five years in jail

The former CEO of Angola sovereign fund, Jose Filomeno dos Santos was sentenced to five years in prison by the supreme court on Friday. Jose...
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GRA destroy expired products

The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has destroyed large quantities of seized unwholesome, damaged and expired products with a street value...
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Zambia rues Africa’s loss of funds through illicit financial flows

Zambian on Monday expressed concern over Africa's loss of funds through illicit financial flows and called for increased efforts to track the money. ...
Campaign Coordinator of the Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), Dr. Steve Manteaw

Government Charged to Check Unlawful Financial Flows

Participants at a high-level meeting on illicit financial flows has called on government to develop and implement a proactive programme to track, stop and...

Damongo Police to Conduct Search for Illegal Arms

Police in Damongo in the West Gonja District of the Northern Region will be on the lookout for illicit arms following clashes between two factions...

Illicit financial flows costs Africa $ 854 billion – Report

The report said the amount was nearly equivalent to all official development assistance received by the continent during that time and only one third...
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Experts deliberates on the rise and effects of illicit drugs in Abuja

Drawn from the West African Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (WENDU), and under the auspices of the ECOWAS Commission, the experts will brainstorm on...

Mbeki laments on Africa’s financial losses over illicit outflows

"We need to find a way of tracking these outflows so that we are able to measure whether the measures are working, leading to...
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AU calls for more efforts to address illicit financial flows in Africa

The AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) in its recent session said that illicit financial flows are fueling other threats to the peace, security...
Vice President Amissah-Arthur in a group photograph with former President Thabo Mbeki and his delegation

Vice President assures High Level Panel

He said currently the government had empowered the Intelligence Centre to be able to deal decisively with illicit financial flows out of the country. Vice...
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AU works towards enhanced control of illicit small arms in Greater Sahel region

Stating that the region has long suffered from political instability, recurrent rebellions, crime and terrorism, Smail Chergui, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, noted...

IMF and World Bank Promise to Assists Kenya Keep in Check Illicit Financial Flows

IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Director and Financial Counselor Jose Vinals Kenya?s war against illicit financial flows which bleed the country an estimated Sh80 billion...

Moshi youth asked to support the fight against illicit drugs abuse

Moshi District Commissioner (DC), Mr Novatus Makunga Moshi District Commissioner (DC), Mr Novatus Makunga advised the youth to focus squarely on education, with the...

Uganda reinforce border checks to stop illegal brewing

Bottles containing illegal alcohol were smashed in Nairobi Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) customs officials who man borders are on the lookout for this illicit...

Ghana to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26

Ghana will on Friday June through the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) in partnership with the Ministry of Interior mark the International Day against Drug...

Zambian VP orders probe into illicit tobacco trade

Zambian Vice President Inonge Wina has directed the country's revenue collection agency to investigate the extent of illicit tobacco trade in the country, the...

Capital Markets Authority to prevent illicit cash flows for FIA

Capital Markets Authority (CMA) boss Keith Kalyegira signs the deal. (Photo credit: Samuel Sanya) Keith Kalyegira, the CMA boss, says the deal is a major...
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Ghana?s Cocoa Sector Under Threat

By Samuel Hinneh The cocoa sector in the second largest producer globally, Ghana, is being devastated as a result of illicit financial flows via trade...

Nigeria rids itself of counterfeit and expired drugs

By Yakubu salisuThe National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has reiterated its commitment to ridding Nigeria of counterfeit and unwholesome...

Illicit oil trade fuels terrorists activities in Iraq and Syria

Oil pumps. Photo: World Bank/Gennadiy Kolodkin (file) 28 July 2014 ? Voicing grave concern over the reported access to and seizure of oilfields and...

Poor quality drugs or expired drugs lead to terrible consequences-Bazombanza

Burundian First Vice-President Prosper Bazombanza, has called on the police and the administration to vigorously fight against illicit drugs. ``The Burundian government calls on...

Government and FARC deal on illicit drugs is welcoming

Coca plant. Photo: UNODC United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has today welcomed the agreement reached between Colombia's Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of...

Security Council slaps sanctions on illicit crude oil

19 March 2014 ? The Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution condemning attempts to illicitly export crude oil from Libya and imposing sanctions...

Between $1.2tn and $1.4tn has left Africa through illicit financial flows

The figures are staggering: between $1.2 trillion and $1.4 trillion has left Africa through illicit financial flows between 1980 and 2009?roughly equal to Africa?s...

Tracking & Stopping Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

Illicit money outflows are draining Africa?s domestic resources, depriving it of crucial investment funds. ?By Masimba Tafirenyika The figures are staggering: between $1.2 trillion and $1.4...

Nigeria and South Africa are worst culprit in illicit financial flows

The cumulative calculations for each country start from 2002 to 2011 China ?????????..$107.56 billion average ($1.08 trillion cumulative) Russia?????????..$88.10 billion avg. ($880.96 billion cum.) Mexico ?????????.$46.19 billion...

$3.1b illicit money flows out of Ghana in ten years?Report

A new report tracking illicit financial flows (IFFs) has revealed that Ghana lost at least $3.1 billion to the canker in a decade. The period...

Illicit financial flows to Africa on the rise

The Ghana Tax Justice Coalition (GTJC), the national chapter of the Tax Justice Network-Africa, has urged African governments to degree zero tolerance against Illicit...

Africa Loses US$50b Annually To Illicit Financial Inflows

Illicit Financial Flows (IFF) from Africa are depriving the continent of almost US$50 billion annually. This was revealed in a roundtable discussion at the...

Nigeria Ranked High In Illicit Finances

In the resolution of Civil Society groups from 30 countries, who converged in Tanzania, Nigeria, Africa?s most populous country, is among 25 countries...