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Task Force on Money Laundering in Central Africa (Groupe d’Action contre le blanchiment d’Argent en Afrique Centrale (GABAC))

Location: Libreville, Gabon


Type: International

GABAC was created in 2000. It had the aim of combatting money laundering and terrorist financing across Central Africa. Since it joined the Financial Action Task Force (FAFT) as an observer nation in 2012, it was sought to ensure that its member states were complying with the standards set by FAFT, through monitoring and providing assistance.

GABAC has since become an associated member of FAFT.

GABAC’s member states include:

  • Cameroon
  • CAR
  • Chad
  • DRC
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Gabon

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.