Money Laundering and Eastern Africa
In February 2008 UNODC Eastern Africa launched a regional project addressing money laundering and financing of terrorism in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The project aims at strengthening the capacities of these countries to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism with particular focus on asset forfeiture. The project strategy envisages establishment of legislative and institutional mechanisms as well as building of capacity of relevant government authorities and financial institutions in combating terrorism financing, money laundering and asset forfeiture.
UNODC established close partnership with the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) based in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. A UNODC expert was based at ESAAMLG to provide technical assistance to fourteen member countries. UNODC has provided hardware to set for Computer Based Training on anti money-laundering to Kenya and Uganda.