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UWONET denies claims of terror financing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Women’s Network-UWONET has dismissed as false claims by the Financial Intelligence Authority-FIA that it is financing terrorism. On December 11, 2020, FIA froze the accounts of UWONET and Uganda National NGO Forum in Stanbic Bank, ABSA Bank, KCB Bank and Standard Chartered Bank on …

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Banks tighten identification procedures to curb illicit money transfers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Financial Intelligence Authority-FIA has downplayed the significance of notices being sent to some customers of commercial banks informing them of the identification requirements when making transactions with their banks. Some customers of some banks have been receiving notifications such as, “Dear Customer, as a …

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Tracking masterminds of Dunamiscoins money lending scam

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Former employees at Dunamiscoins Resource Centre Ltd, a blacklisted cryptocurrency exchange have hinted that security agencies opted for soft targets in the scam that saw thousands of Ugandans lose billions in deposits. Dunamiscoins was operating a money lending business with branches in Masaka, Ndeeba, Mbale, …

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Gov’t probes 13 top NGO accounts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) has asked Equity bank for the account details of 13 non-governmental organizations to establish their source of their funding. They are Action Aid International Uganda, Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda, Alliance for Campaign Finance Monitoring, Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda, …

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