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Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group


Type: International

Location: Headquarters in Dar es Salaam – United Republic of Tanzania

The ESAAMLG aims to be a ‘strong and dynamic FATF Style Regional Body committed to eradicate money laundering and terrorist financing in the Eastern and Southern Africa region’.

The ESAAMLG seek to evaluate and monitor ESAAMLG members’ compliance with the international standards against money laundering and terrorist financing. They also undertake research and analysis exercises to better understand money laundering and terrorist financing risks and vulnerabilities in the region and contribute to regional and international Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing policy formulation.

Members include: Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Corporate partners and observers include: APG, AUSTRAC, CFATF, COMSEC, Charity Commission – UK, DFID, EAC, EGMONT, FATF, GIABA, IMF, Interpol – Harare, SADC, UK, UN-CTED, UN 1267 Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team (The Monitoring Team), UNODC, USA, and WB.

This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.