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High prices are luring Africans into prospecting for gold. But huge volumes are smuggled out through the Middle East.
by Kudzai Chinoda - Monday, 5 August 2019, 12:01 PM
 

High prices are luring Africans into prospecting for gold. But huge volumes are smuggled out through the Middle East.

By DAVID LEWIS in Nairobi, RYAN McNEILL and ZANDI SHABALALA in London


Billions of dollars’ worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United ...

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Suspicious transactions increase by 97% in 2019
by Kudzai Chinoda - Monday, 5 August 2019, 9:18 AM
 

Suspicious transactions increase by 97% in 2019

Aug 02, 2019 Lawson Chad


According to Bank of Namibia “Money Laundering is the process whereby criminals convert the proceeds of crime (such as money, property, shares, etc.) into assets that appear to have a legitimate origin.”
Believed to be ...

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Dark web dealer laundered millions by buying 100 quadrillion old Zimbabwe bank notes
by Kudzai Chinoda - Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 4:29 PM
 

Dark web dealer laundered millions by buying 100 quadrillion old Zimbabwe bank notes

Internet Trade ...Decommissioned Zimbawe ban notes are sold over the internet
Internet trade .. Decommissioned bank notes are sold over the intenet

NEW YORK, United States – A drug dealer who used dark web marketplaces to ply his trade apparently used part of the proceeds to buy vast ...
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Zimbabwe Cracks Down on Corruption, Tourism Minister Arrested
by Kudzai Chinoda - Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 11:06 AM
 

Zimbabwe Cracks Down on Corruption, Tourism Minister Arrested


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Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC)

Jul 26, 2019, 02:00 ET


HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 26, 2019 Zimbabwe's Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality, Prisca Mupfumira, was ...

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Africa's Illegal Wildlife Trade - A new law enforcement newsletter
by Julian Rademeyer - Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 2:22 PM
 

The is the first edition of a new biannual newsletter published by TRAFFIC, the international wildlife trade monitoring network. 

It provides the latest insights into illegal wildlife trade in Africa and is aimed at the frontline law enforcement responsible for intercepting, investigating and ...

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Launderers outwit financial intelligence system with invisible transactions
by Kudzai Chinoda - Thursday, 4 July 2019, 10:32 AM
 

Launderers outwit financial intelligence system with invisible transactions

The Independent July 2, 2019

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) says it is registering more entities to report cases of money laundering because launderers are now ...

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ARINSA Members sign the Dar es Salaam Declaration on Strengthening Asset Forfeiture for Development
by Kudzai Chinoda - Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 9:33 AM
 

ARINSA Members sign the Dar es Salaam Declaration on Strengthening Asset Forfeiture for Development


Dar es Salaam, 12 June 2019-- Assets, including minerals worth $ 41 million USD, determined to be proceeds of crime were confiscated and nationalized by the Government of Tanzania...

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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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