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May 31, 2023

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...

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

July 20, 2022

Beneficial Ownership Transparency in Extractive Sectors Initiative Seeks to Curb Corruption

The Basel Institute on Governance's Fourth International Collective Action Conference held a session on how beneficial ownership transparency in the extractive sector can help curb corruption featuring a joint initiative by the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and Open Ownership....

June 24, 2022

ESAAMLG Upgrades Three AML/CTF Technical Compliance Ratings of Zambia, Downgrades Three

The Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) published the first enhanced follow-up report on Zambia’s progress in technically complying with the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) anti-money laundering and counterterrorist financing (AML/CTF) Recommendations. Zambia requested for the ESAAMLG to re-evaluate its technical compliance with FATF Recommendations 2, 5,

June 7, 2022

USAID Administrator Speaks on US Efforts to Promote Accountability, Fight Corruption

Samantha Power, the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered a speech on the Biden Administration’s efforts to combat authoritarianism, including crimes that allow for anti-democratic actors to prosper. Power began her remarks by highlighting Russia’s unj...

May 26, 2022

ESAAMLG Senior Officials Task Force Meets in Arusha, Tanzania

The Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) held its 43rd task force of senior officials in Arusha, Tanzania on April 3 to 8, 2022, attended by over 300 delegates from the 19 member states in the region. Representatives of supporting nations, regional, international, and no...

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