Money Laundering Survey in East and Southern Africa January to June 2006

"The study considers and evaluates the responses by states and other key stakeholders to money laundering, on the basis of principles and practices emerging in various parts of the world, including the developed economies. Drawing on lessons from, and comparisons with other parts of the world, the current study focuses on Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, the Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It also covers (to a limited extent) the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As part of the world community,these countries are showing an awareness of the importance of money laundering. Their common membership of the East and Southern Africa Anti Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) is of more than symbolic significance, since it commits them to certain prescriptive standards, exposes them to peer scrutiny, but also avails to them limited forms of technical assistance in combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism."