The OCWAR-M news | N°02

NEWS

LAWYERS : REGIONAL FORUM ON COMPLIANCE AML/FT FOR THE BAR ASSOCIATIONS

With the active collaboration of OCWAR-M, GIABA organized from February 10 to 12 in Dakar an Regional consultative Forum on AML / CFT Compliance for bar associations of GIABA member states.

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THE COUNTRY OF THE MONTH : SENEGAL

INTERVIEW OF PRESIDENT OF FIU OF NIGER, MR. HASSANE TAHER

In January 2020, the Council of Ministers of Niger adopted a series of draft decrees aimed at strengthening the system for combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism. These regulatory texts aim in particular to give CENTIF the legitimacy to conduct the national risk assessment, with a view to the second round of mutual assessments.

Finally, in May 2020, Niger will host the Plenary Meeting of the 33rd GIABA Technical Commission. Hit hard by terrorism, exposed to various forms of trafficking as a transit country, Niger has given itself the means to fight against these scourges.

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THE PROJECT NEWS

THE FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM : A CHALLENGE FOR AFRICAN STATES

OCWAR-M was invited to the Annual Opening Ceremony of the Courts of Senegal whose theme this year was “The fight against terrorism, a challenge for African States”.

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PRESENTATION MEETING OF THE AML/CFT NATIONAL RISK ASSESSMENT AND THE STRATEGY

The President of the Financial Intelligence Unit of Mauritania (Mauritanian Financial Investigation Unit – UMEF – recently reorganized and renamed) invited the OCWAR-M Project team to participate in the meeting to present the results of the National Risks Assessment (NRA) and the National Strategy.

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SENEGAL : BREAKFAST SENSITIZATION TO DNFPB’S

The CENTIF of Senegal and GIABA jointly organized a Sensitization breakfast for the DNFBPs of Senegal on February 10, 2020.

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PRESS AND SITE REVIEWS

 

EUROPE

Lutte anti-blanchiment : les superviseurs européens renforcent leur coopération (Par : euractiv.fr – 16/12/2019)

Le blanchiment d’argent dans l’immobilier est de mieux en mieux détecté (Par : lavieimmo.com – 15/12/2019)

Bercy va muscler son arsenal juridique contre le blanchiment et le financement du terrorisme (Par : latribune.fr – 12/02/2020)

“Pour optimiser leur dispositif LCB-FT, les assureurs doivent encore industrialiser leur processus” (Par : tribune-assurance.fr – 13/02/2020)

La France renforce son arsenal contre le blanchiment et le financement du terrorisme (Par : ouest-France – 12/02/2020)

Le blanchiment d’argent dans l’immobilier est de mieux en mieux détecté (Par : maliweb.net – 15/12/2019)

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