Browsing: Anti-Money Laundering (AML)

The European Union included four African countries in its list of countries that it says pose significant threats to the financial system of the union. Uganda stayed put on the list while Ethiopia and Tunisia were dropped because of reforms they have made in tackling money laundering and terrorist funding. 

The list which was published earlier this year came into effect on the 1st of October. Included on the list are Botswana, Ghana, Zimbabwe, and Mauritius. These jurisdictions fall under the category of high-risk countries that’s show “strategic deficiencies” in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing framework.

Spotlight on Mauritius

Notable on this list is Mauritius which is a vibrant International Financial Center and has been considered the best jurisdiction to direct investments into Africa. Mauritius has tax treaties with about 18 countries on the continent 

The EU acting on the findings of the Financial Action Task Force found Mauritius