West and Central Africa

Taking Counter-financing of Terrorism Forward: Strengthening States’ Capacities And International and Regional Cooperation Dr. Abdullahi Shehu Director General Inter-governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA)

In my remarks to this assembly last year regarding the implementation of UNSCR 1373 in the West African region, I indicated that experts have reported that Al-Qaeda has sleeper cells in several West African countries including Senegal and Guinea- Bissau and representatives of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), which has its roots in Mali were working in silence, recruiting and doing field work1.

2017-01-26T09:31:52+00:00 Tuesday, 11 October 2016|Terrorism financing|