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February 15, 2024

FATF Releases Updated Consolidated Table of Assessment Ratings

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published an updated table of ratings that reflect the extent to which a country's anti-money laundering measures have been implemented and the effectiveness of such measures. The assessment table includes ratings on all countries evaluated under the 2013 metho...

February 2, 2024

FATF Highlights Joint AML/CTF Training Involving 18 African Countries

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) issued a readout of a joint training session hosted by its Training Institute on anti-money laundering and counterterrorist financing (AML/CTF). The FATF's training, which was held in South Africa, involved participation from 18 African nations including Angola...

December 4, 2023

ESAAMLG Re-Rates Zambia on Two AML/CTF Recommendations

The Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) published its fifth enhanced follow-up report and second technical compliance re-rating concerning Zambia's anti-money laundering and counterterrorist financing (AML/CTF) framework. ESAAMLG found that Zambia improved its technical compliance with respect to its implementation of two Financial Action Task Force Recommendations. Specifically,

June 28, 2023

Basel Institute Signs MOU with Zambia National Prosecution Authority

The Basel Institute on Governance's International Centre for Asset Recovery signed a memorandum of understanding with Zambia's National Prosecution Authority to support the country's fight against corruption and the recovery of stolen assets. The agreement was signed in Lusaka and aims to strengthen Zambia's capacity for asset recovery, prevent corruption,

June 21, 2023

Zambian Officials Train in Asset Recovery

In June 2023, 20 Zambian anti-corruption and law enforcement officers participated in an asset recovery training workshop organized by the Basel Institute on Governance's International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR). The workshop focused on understanding offshore structures and using international cooperation and ...

March 14, 2023

Second Summit for Democracy To Focus on Corruption

The United States will co-host the second Summit for Democracy with Costa Rica, the Netherlands, South Korea, and Zambia on Mar. 29-30, 2023, focused on corruption as a threat to democracy, peace, and security. An initiative of U.S. President Biden, the Summit seeks both high-level commitments and ground-level actions to

March 7, 2023

Anti-Corruption, Assets Recovery Training Delivered in Zambia

The Basel Institute on Governance's International Centre for Asset Recovery conducted a financial investigations and asset recovery training workshop in Zambia in collaboration with the Zambian Anti-Corruption Commission on Feb. 27 to Mar. 3, 2023. The training brought together law enforcement and oversight bodies to focus on identifying and confiscating

February 13, 2023

US State Department Recounts Efforts to Promote Security in Indo-Pacific Region

The U.S. State Department issued a fact sheet covering the one-year mark of its anniversary with respect to the Biden Administration’s Indo-Pacific Strategy. The fact sheet recounts achievements on par with the strategy, including U.S.’s commitment to reinforcing the region’s security capacity...

December 1, 2022

ESAAMLG Senior Officials Convene in Livingstone, Zambia

The Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) held its 22nd Council of Ministers and 44th Task Force of Senior Officials in Livingstone, Zambia, on Aug. 28 to Sept. 3, 2022. More than 400 delegates from the 19 ESAAMLG member states participated alongside representatives of partnering nations and organizations.

August 3, 2022

Zambia Hosts Training on Non-Conviction Based Forfeiture

Anti-corruption and asset recovery specialists in Kenya, Sierra Leone, and Zambia partook in a new training program of the Basel Institute on Governance's International Centre for Asset Recovery on non-conviction based forfeiture that was held in Zambia on July 25 to 29, 2022. The program seeks to equip practitioners with

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