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The Secretary of State is publicly designating Mr. Uladi Basikolo Mussa, the current Malawian Special Advisor on Parliamentary Affairs and former Malawian Minister of Home Affairs, due to his involvement in significant corruption. Mr. Mussa engaged in and benefited from public corruption in relation to his official duties while Minister of Home Affairs. This designation is made under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Act of 2019. Section 7031(c) provides that, in cases where the Secretary of State has credible information that foreign officials have been involved in significant corruption or gross violations of human rights, those individuals and their immediate family members are ineligible for entry into the United States.

The law also requires the Secretary of State to publicly or privately designate such officials and their family members. In addition to the designation of Mr. Mussa, the Secretary is also publicly designating Mr. Mussa’s spouse, Cecillia Mussa.

For more information, please contact INL-PAPD@state.gov.

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State Department Notice

Redimax Capital Falsely Claims to be Regulated by the DFSA

03 Jul 2019

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) alerts the financial services community and members of the public to false claims made by Redimax Capital (also known as REDIMAX CAPITAL or RediMax).

Redimax Capital falsely claims on its website that it is a DFSA regulated broker and gives a DFSA registration number suggesting it is authorised to provide “registered financial services in Dubai”.

In fact, Redimax Capital is not, and has never been, authorised or regulated by the DFSA.  Redimax Capital does not hold a commercial licence from the DIFC Registrar of Companies to operate a business in or from the DIFC, and it appears that it has no office located in the DIFC.  Further, the registration number is for a legitimate DFSA Authorised Firm that has no connection to Redimax Capital.

The DFSA advises that:

• The Scammers have used the name of the DFSA without authority; and
• Redimax Capital is not authorised or regulated by the DFSA.

The DFSA has a page on its website dedicated to Alerts in relation to scams, including scams which misuse the name of the DFSA and/or the DIFC. All Alerts issued by the DFSA may be accessed by going to ALERTS

The DFSA has also issued warnings and guidance about the common types of scams, including Advance Fee scams, perpetrated on consumers. For more information on these scams please go to: HOW TO AVOID BEING SCAMMED

If you have any concerns about the authenticity of any correspondence or documents that purport to be issued by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), DFSA or a DFSA regulated Firm, you should direct your concerns to the DIFC on Tel:+971 4 362 2222 and to the DFSA via the DFSA Complaints function on: COMPLAINTS

Link:

DFSA Notice

Notice

Notice to exporters 2019/10: Export Control Order 2008 amended and control list updated

Published 30 June 2019

Links:

Notice to Exporters 2019/10

Export Control (Amendment) Order 2019 (SI 2019 No. 989)\

Transposition Note

Consolidated Control List

Press Releases

Suspicious mobile application (App) related to Bank of Singapore Limited

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by Bank of Singapore Limited on suspicious App, which has been reported to the HKMA. Hyperlink to the press release is available on the HKMA website for ease of reference by members of the public.

Anyone who has provided his or her personal information to the App concerned or has conducted any financial transactions through the App should contact the bank concerned using the contact information provided in the press release, and report to the Police or contact the Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force at 2860 5012.

 

Hong Kong Monetary Authority
27 June 2019

Link:

HKMA Notice

Press Releases

Phishing email related to The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited on phishing email, which has been reported to the HKMA.  Hyperlink to the press release is available on the HKMA website for ease of reference by members of the public.

Anyone who has provided his or her personal information to the email concerned or has conducted any financial transactions through the email should contact the bank concerned using the contact information provided in the press release, and report to the Police or contact the Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force at 2860 5012.

 

Hong Kong Monetary Authority
28 June 2019

Links:

HKMA Notice

Earlier today, Australian authorities added:

MLi.004 Name: 1: AHMED 2: AG ALBACHAR

Title: N/A Designation: President of the Humanitarian Commission of the Bureau

Regional d’Administration et Gestion de Kidal DOB: 31 Dec. 1963 POB: Tin-

Essako, Kidal region, Mali Good quality a.k.a.: Intahmadou Ag Albachar Low

quality a.k.a.: N/A Nationality: Mali Passport no: N/A Mali National

identification no: 1 63 08 4 01 001 005E Address: Quartier Aliou, Kidal, Mali

Listed on: 10 July 2019 Other information: Ahmed Ag Albachar is a prominent

businessman and, since early 2018, a special advisor to the Governor of Kidal

region. An influential member of the Haut Conseil pour l’unité de l’Azawad (HCUA),

belonging to the Ifoghas Tuareg community, Ahmed Ag Albachar also mediates

relations between the Coordination des Mouvements de l’Azawad (CMA) and Ansar

Dine (QDe.135).

MLi.005 Name: 1: HOUKA 2: HOUKA 3: AG ALHOUSSEINI

Title: Cadi Designation: N/A DOB: a) 1 Jan. 1962 b) 1 Jan. 1963 c) 1 Jan. 1964 POB: Ariaw,

Tombouctou region, Mali Good quality a.k.a.: a) Mohamed Ibn Alhousseyni b) Muhammad Ibn

Al-Husayn Low quality a.k.a.: Houka Houka Nationality: Mali Passport no: N/A National

identification no: N/A Address: N/A Listed on: 10 July 2019 Other information: Houka Houka

Ag Alhousseini was appointed by Iyad Ag Ghaly (QDi.316) as the Cadi of Timbuktu in April 2012

after the establishment of the jihadist caliphate in northern Mali. Houka Houka used to work

closely with the Hesbah, the Islamic police headed by Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, jailed at the

Detention Centre of the International Criminal Court in The Hague since September 2016

MLi.006 Name: 1: MAHRI 2: SIDI 3: AMAR 4: BEN DAHA

Title: N/A Designation: Deputy chief of staff of the regional coordination of the

Mécanisme opérationnel de coordination (MOC) in Gao DOB: 1 Jan. 1978 POB:

Djebock, Mali Good quality a.k.a.: a) Yoro Ould Daha b) Yoro Ould Daya c) Sidi

Amar Ould Daha Low quality a.k.a.: Yoro Nationality: Mali Passport no: N/A

Mali National identification no: 11262/1547 Address: Golf Rue 708 Door 345,

Gao, Mali Listed on: 10 July 2019 Other information: Mahri Sidi Amar Ben Daha

is a leader of the Lehmar Arab community of Gao and military chief of staff of the

pro-governmental wing of the Mouvement Arad de l’Azawad (MAA), associated to

the Plateforme des mouvements du 14 juin 2014 d’Alger (Plateforme) coalition.

MLi.007 Name: 1: MOHAMED 2: BEN 3: AHMED 4: MAHRI

Title: N/A Designation: DOB: 1 Jan. 1979 POB: Tabankort, Mali Good quality

a.k.a.: a) Mohammed Rougi b) Mohamed Ould Ahmed Deya c) Mohamed Ould

Mahri Ahmed Daya Low quality a.k.a.: a) Mohamed Rougie b) Mohamed Rouggy

c) Mohamed Rouji Nationality: Mali Passport no: a) AA00272627 b) AA0263957

National identification no: N/A Address: Bamako, Mali Listed on: 10 July 2019

Other information: Mohamed Ben Ahmed Mahri is a businessman from the Arab

Lehmar community in Gao region who previously collaborated with the Mouvement

pour l’Unification et le Jihad en Afrique de l’Ouest (MUJAO) (QDe.134).

MLi.008 Name: 1: MOHAMED 2: OULD 3: MATALY

Title: N/A Designation: Member of Parliament DOB: 1958 POB: N/A Good

quality a.k.a. N/A Low quality a.k.a.: N/A Nationality: Mali Passport no:

D9011156 National identification no: N/A Address: Golf Rue 708 Door 345, Gao,

Mali Listed on: 10 July 2019 Other information: Mohamed Ould Mataly is the

former Mayor of Bourem and current Member of Parliament for Bourem’s

constituency, part of the Rassamblement pour le Mali (RPM, President Ibrahim

Boubacar Keita’s political party). He is from the Lehmar Arab community and an

influential member of the pro-governmental wing of the Mouvement Arad de

l’Azawad (MAA), associated to the Plateforme des mouvements du 14 juin 2014

d’Alger (Plateforme) coalition.

to their Consolidated List under the Mali program, based on their addition by the United Nations Sanctions Committee.

Link:

UN Notice

News

12 July 2019 

International sanction

Updated sanction message

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has published an amendment to the Ordinance of 22 November 2017 on measures against the Republic of Mali (SR 946.231.154.1).

By decision of 10 July 2019, the relevant UN Sanctions Committee amended the list of persons, companies and organizations sanctioned in this context. The change is directly applicable in Switzerland. On 11 July 2019, SECO therefore adapted the Swiss sanctions database SESAM (SECO Sanctions Management), which is relevant for Switzerland, and published the adaptation on its website .

Financial Intermediaries are requested to immediately block the relevant assets and to report such business relationships to SECO in accordance with the provisions of the Regulation. Notification to SECO does not release a financial intermediary from reimbursing reports to the Money Laundering Reporting Office without delay if the requirements are fulfilled, in accordance with Art. 9 of the Money Laundering Law.

SECO has therefore added the following 5 individuals:

SSID: 320-40651 Name: Ahmed Ag Albachar

DOB: 31 Dec 1963 POB: Tin-Essako, Kidal region, Mali Good quality a.k.a.: Intahmadou Ag Albachar Address: Quartier Aliou, Kidal, Mali Nationality: Mali Identification document: Other No. 1 63 08 4 01 001 005E, Mali (Mali National identification) Justification: Ahmed Ag Albachar is a prominent businessman and, since early 2018, a special advisor to the Governor of Kidal region. An influential member of the Haut Conseil pour l’unité de l’Azawad (HCUA), belonging to the Ifoghas Tuareg community, Ahmed Ag Albachar also mediates relations between the Coordination des Mouvements de l’Azawad (CMA) and Ansar Dine (QDe.135) Other information: a) President of the Humanitarian Commission of the Bureau Regional d’Administration et Gestion de Kidal b) NOT SUBJECT TO FINANCIAL SANCTIONS ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 2(1)(a) Modifications: Listed on 10 Jul 2019

SSID: 320-40663 Name: Houka Houka Ag Alhousseini

Title: Cadi DOB: a) 1 Jan 1962 b) 1 Jan 1963 c) 1 Jan 1964 POB: Ariaw, Tombouctou region, Mali Good quality a.k.a.: a) Mohamed Ibn Alhousseyni b) Muhammad Ibn Al- Husayn Low quality a.k.a.: Houka Houka Nationality: Mali

Justification: Houka Houka Ag Alhousseini was appointed by Iyad Ag Ghaly (QDi.316) as the Cadi of Timbuktu in Apr 2012 after the establishment of the jihadist caliphate in northern Mali. Houka Houka used to work closely with the Hesbah, the Islamic police headed by Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, jailed at the Detention Centre of the International Criminal Court in The Hague since Sep 2016 Other information: NOT SUBJECT TO FINANCIAL SANCTIONS ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 2(1)(a) Modifications: Listed on 10 Jul 2019

SSID: 320-40677 Name: Mahri Sidi Amar Ben Daha

DOB: 1 Jan 1978 POB: Djebock, Mali Good quality a.k.a.: a) Yoro Ould Daha b) Yoro Ould Daya c) Sidi Amar Ould Daha Low quality a.k.a.: Yoro Address: Golf Rue 708 Door 345, Gao, Mali Nationality: Mali Identification document: Other No. 11262/1547, Mali (Mali National identification)

Justification: Mahri Sidi Amar Ben Daha is a leader of the Lehmar Arab community of Gao and military chief of staff of the pro-governmental wing of the Mouvement Arad de l’Azawad (MAA), associated to the Plateforme des mouvements du 14 juin 2014 d’Alger (Plateforme) coalition Other information: a) Deputy chief of staff of the regional coordination of the Mécanisme opérationnel de coordination (MOC) in Gao b) NOT SUBJECT TO FINANCIAL SANCTIONS ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 2(1)(a) Modifications: Listed on 10 Jul 2019

SSID: 320-40690 Name: Mohamed Ben Ahmed Mahri

DOB: 1 Jan 1979 POB: Tabankort, Mali Good quality a.k.a.: a) Mohammed Rougi b) Mohamed Ould Ahmed Deya c) Mohamed Ould Mahri Ahmed Daya Low quality a.k.a.: a) Mohamed Rougie b) Mohamed Rouggy c) Mohamed Rouji Address: Bamako, Mali Nationality: Mali Identification document: a) Passport No. AA00272627, Mali b) Passport No. AA0263957, Mali

Justification: Mohamed Ben Ahmed Mahri is a businessman from the Arab Lehmar community in Gao region who previously collaborated with the Mouvement pour l’Unification et le Jihad en Afrique de l’Ouest (MUJAO) (QDe.134) Other information: NOT SUBJECT TO FINANCIAL SANCTIONS ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 2(1)(a) Modifications: Listed on 10 Jul 2019

SSID: 320-40710 Name: Mohamed Ould Mataly

DOB: 1958 Address: Golf Rue 708 Door 345, Gao, Mali Nationality: Mali Identification document: Passport No. D9011156, Mali

Justification: Mohamed Ould Mataly is the former Mayor of Bourem and current Member of Parliament for Bourem’s constituency, part of the Rassamblement pour le Mali (RPM, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s political party). He is from the Lehmar Arab community and an influential member of the pro-governmental wing of the Mouvement Arad de l’Azawad (MAA), associated to the Plateforme des mouvements du 14 juin 2014 d’Alger (Plateforme) coalition Other information: a) Member of Parliament b) NOT SUBJECT TO FINANCIAL SANCTIONS ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 2(1)(a) Modifications: Listed on 10 Jul 2019

to their Mali sanctions list today.

Links:

FINMA Notice

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