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Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba is seeking €68.8 million (US$ 77.7 million) in compensation for alleged mismanagement of his assets by the ICC.
by Jill Thomas - Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 3:58 PM
 

"FROM THE TRIAL of JEAN-PIERRE BEMBA GOMBO - article published April 2019

Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba is seeking €68.8 million (US$ 77.7 million) in compensation from the International Criminal Court (ICC) over his 10-year detention and alleged mismanagement of his assets by ...

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Ex-Zimbabwe mayor arrested with 120kg of ivory
by Kudzai Chinoda - Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 11:19 AM
 

Ex-Zimbabwe mayor arrested with 120kg of ivory

Author: AFP | Update: 11.03.2019 00:00



A former mayor of Zimbabwe's tourist hotspot Victoria Falls was caught with nine elephant tusks weighing 120 kilograms (264 pounds) and arrested with two other suspects, police said Friday.

A former mayor ...

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Management of Recovered Illicitly Obtained Assets Workshop
by Kudzai Chinoda - Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 3:20 PM
 


25 - 27 March 2019, Cape Town, South Africa - In 2018, ARINSA countries reported preservation orders in the amount of US $529,437,092.15. The ability to restrain, seize and/or attach illicitly obtained assets is a vital part of making asset recovery work effective. Without the power to keep ...

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Cybercrime Training for Prosecutors and Investigators
by Kudzai Chinoda - Thursday, 7 March 2019, 11:24 AM
 

Cybercrime Training for Prosecutors and Investigators

Electronic evidence is often thrown out of the courts by the judiciary due to lack of permissibility and attribution (the linking of a digital action to a person), yet on average an internet user leaves a footprint in at least 30 places on ...

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UNODC and INL Launch a Guidebook for Game Rangers to help “Follow the Money Chain”
by Kudzai Chinoda - Thursday, 28 February 2019, 3:34 PM
 

UNODC and INL Launch a Guidebook for Game Rangers




Pretoria, 20 September 2018 – A Guidebook that will help improve the quality of evidence available to financial investigators in wildlife crime incidences was launched today by the Secretariat of the Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network – ...

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ARINSA contact points hold retreat focusing on asset management and various aspects of seizing assets and following the proceeds of crime
by Kudzai Chinoda - Thursday, 31 January 2019, 11:25 AM
 

ARINSA contact points hold retreat focusing on asset management and various aspects of seizing assets and  following the proceeds of crime.

On 20 - 24 January 2019, ARINSA contact points from all the 16 Member countries converged in Cape Town (South Africa) for a retreat. The retreat provided ...

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International Partnerships on Asset Recovery
by Kudzai Chinoda - Monday, 21 January 2019, 3:32 PM
 

International Partnerships on Asset Recovery

Overview and Global Directory of Networks


By helping countries to establish systems to obtain information on the source, destination and ultimate beneficiary of proceeds of crime and corruption, asset recovery networks aim to help asset ...

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Seven Chinese nationals in Zimbabwe court over rhino horn stash
by Kudzai Chinoda - Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 10:25 AM
 

Seven Chinese nationals in Zimbabwe court over rhino horn stash

The Independent

They are facing charges of breaching the country’s wildlife laws.

Zeng Dengui, 35; Peicon Jang, 35; Chen Zhiangfu, 30; Qui Jinchang, 29; Yu Xian, 25; Yong Zhu, 25 and Liu Cheng, 23 were arrested two days before ...

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Mozambique charges ex-minister, 17 others in $2bn loan fraud case
by Kudzai Chinoda - Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 10:02 AM
 

Mozambique charges ex-minister, 17 others in $2bn loan fraud case

At least 18 people, including a former finance minister, have been charged for fraud involving $2bn in loans to state-owned companies in Mozambique, the Attorney General's Office (AGO) has said, in a scandal that has ...

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Cambodia makes record breaking ivory haul at port
by Kudzai Chinoda - Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 9:27 AM
 

Cambodia makes record breaking ivory haul at port


Cambodia has seized more than 3.2 tonnes of African ivory hidden in a storage container from Mozambique, a customs official has said.

The discovery of 1,026 tusks at the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port on Thursday followed a tip off from the US ...

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