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Featured: First training of investigative journalists in partnership with PPLAAF

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 In the fight against financial crime, investigative journalists can play a crucial role: by conducting and publishing investigations, they can inform a wide audience, and can also support the judicial authorities by providing valuable information. Convinced of the importance of investigative journalists in the fight against ML/FT crimes, the OCWAR-M project organised, from 20 to 23 September...

First training of trainers for the actors of the AML/CFT criminal chain in Anglophone countries

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In May 2022, during 2 weeks, the project launched the first training of trainers aiming at the strengthening of the AML/CFT criminal chain of its Anglophone partner countries. This activity responds to a need identified by the GIABA, as explained by Gina Wood, Legal Officer in this institution: “From the mutual evaluations that we have conducted, conviction rates have been really low and for some...

THE AML/CFT COMPLIANCE CHALLENGE OF FRANCOPHONE AND LUSOPHONE BARS IN ECOWAS MEMBER STATES AND MAURITANIA

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In Dakar, the West African Presidents of the Bar take up the subject Francophone and Lusophone Bar Presidents in Dakar, February 3, 2022 Since the first Regional Forum on AML/CFT Compliance of the Bars of the GIABA Member States, which was held on February 10-12, 2020, OCWAR-M has been supporting the Bars of the Lusophone and Francophone partner countries of the project. Indeed, due to the...

SEMINAR ON THE SUPERVISION OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

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One of the main areas of intervention of the OCWAR–M project is the capacity building of financial institutions on AML/CFT. Trainings have already been organised for non-bank financial institutions, such as bureaux de change and decentralised financial systems (DFS). At the beginning of 2022, the project held its first seminar dedicated to banking institutions, which brought together...

SECOND TRAINING OF THE ACTORS OF THE AML-CFT CRIMINAL CHAIN

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The second training session for future national trainers of the AML-CFT criminal chain from the eleven Francophone and Lusophone* countries supported by the OCWAR-M project was held from 20 to 22 October 2021 in Dakar. This training, organised in partnership with the French Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature (ENM, National School of Magistrates), focused on “investigations” and...

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