Benin : the authorities intend to exercise their various security services

In Benin, the police is hunting criminals. Photo : AFP

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NEWSROOM (ADV) – Benin announced on Wednesday that it will conduct security evaluations from 25 February to 13 March mainly on countering anti-money laundering and terrorism financing mechanism, under the supervision of the Intergovernmental Action Group in West Africa (GIABA).

A report including recommendations will be produced at the end of this exercise, said the government of Benin in a statement. GIABA was created in 2000 by the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Mutual evaluation of a country consists of checking whether its anti-money laundering and terrorist financing mechanisms comply with international standards.

Unfortunately, West Africa is now facing the rise of terrorism.

The source of financing for these terrorist activities is the great equation to be solved not only for the West African sub-region, but also for the entire international community, which is itself hit hard by this global scourge.

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