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Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG)

The Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) is a Regional Body that adheres to global standards on combatting money laundering and terrorism financing. Established in 1999, it currently has 18 Member Countries across Africa and includes several regional and international observers, such as AUSTRAC, FATF, and IMF. The UK and the U.S. also cooperate with and support the nations of the organization.

The purpose of ESAAMLG is to implement FATF Recommendations and coordinate with international organizations in order to combat money laundering, study emerging regional typologies, develop institutional and human resource capacities, and coordinate technical assistance where necessary.