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AFREXIMBANK President Visit Site of Future AFREXIMBANK Africa Trade Centre in Yaoundé

Sep 24, 2021
Yaounde, September 22, 2021: – A delegation of the top executives and directors of African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) visited the site of the future Afreximbank Trade Centre for Central Africa in Yaounde on Wednesday afternoon, September 22, 2021.

AFREXIMBANK ANNOUNCED DURBAN AS THE NEW HOST OF THE INTRA-AFRICAN TRADE FAIR (IATF2021)

Aug 26, 2021
Organised by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in collaboration with the African Union (AU) and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, the second Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021) will take place in Durban from 15 to 21 November 2021.

Africa announces the rollout of 400m vaccine doses to the AU Member States

Aug 20, 2021
Africa announces the rollout of 400m vaccine doses to the African Union Member States and the Caribbean.

Publications

Money Laundering through Money Remittance and Currency Exchange Providers

Jul 9, 2020
This joint FATF/MONEYVAL report contains information on money laundering and terrorist financing methodologies associated with the money remittance and currency exchange sector. Though the focus of the report is to a certain degree on the MONEYVAL region and the wider European area, the experience of countries from other regions of the world was actively sought and integrated into the report.
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The Role of Hawala and Other Similar Service Providers in Money Laundering/ Terrorist Fin.

Jul 9, 2020
Hawalas and other similar service providers (HOSSPs) arrange for transfer and receipt of funds or equivalent value and settle through trade, cash, and net settlement over a long period of time. What makes them distinct from other money transmitters is their use of non-bank settlement methods. This typology seeks to provide a facts-based review of the extent of their vulnerability to money laundering and terrorist financing.
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Guidance on Digital Identity

Jul 9, 2020
Digital payments are growing at an estimated 12.7% annually, and are forecast to reach 726 billion transactions annually by 2020. By 2022, an estimated 60% of world GDP will be digitalised. For the FATF, the growth in digital financial transactions requires a better understanding of how individuals are being identified and verified in the world of digital financial services. Digital identity (ID) technologies are evolving rapidly, giving rise to a variety of digital ID systems. This Guidance is intended to assist governments, regulated entities3 and other relevant stakeholders in determining how digital ID systems can be used to conduct certain elements of customer due diligence (CDD) under FATF Recommendation 10.
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