October 25th, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC – The past twenty-four hours has seen the publication of two reports and the disclosure of an asset forfeiture complaint which, collectively, lay bare the size and seriousness of a global money laundering epidemic—underscoring the need for better incorporation transparency measures.
August 29th, 2011
$33 Billion Illicitly Left Libya between 2001-2009, Says Global Financial Integrity
Since the forces of the Libyan Transitional Council entered Tripoli last week, Muammar Qaddafi has not been seen, presumably hiding or on the run from the revolution aimed at ending his 42-year rule. But as pointed out
on ABC News
last Wednesday, much of the money he looted from the country over the past 4 decades is still at large as well.
Citing Global Financial Integrity
(GFI) research, ABC notes that at least $33 billion dollars left the country through illicit means in...
August 26th, 2011
As Libya prepares for the future, what are financial centres doing to stop the flow of stolen assets from dictators? The following is adapted from a speechmade by Transparency International’s vice-chair, Akere Muna, at the UN public service forum in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania.
If corruption, especially money laundering and bribery are to be tackled, we need to see action not only from developing countries, but also countries that are home to major financial centres.
Here in Africa there is wide recognition that poor governance is one of the biggest barriers to sustainable development, what is missing is recognition...