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2009 Country Reports on Terrorism - Tanzania

Publisher United States Department of State
Publication Date 5 August 2010
Cite as United States Department of State, 2009 Country Reports on Terrorism - Tanzania, 5 August 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4c63b61d37.html [accessed 21 December 2014]
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Tanzania remained vulnerable to international terrorism. Al-Qa'ida elements responsible for the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombing remained active throughout East Africa. During the year, Tanzanian law enforcement and security forces made efforts to identify and monitor terrorist activities and deny use of Tanzanian territory as a safe haven. U.S.-Tanzanian cooperation has led to new training initiatives designed to strengthen Tanzania's border control and internal security capacity. Tanzania's National Counterterrorism Center continued its participation in several multi-year programs to strengthen its law enforcement and military capacity, improve aviation and border security, and combat money laundering and terrorist financing. The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), established in 2007 with the passage of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, is responsible for receiving, analyzing, and disseminating suspicious transaction reports and other information regarding potential money laundering or terrorist financing. With only three technical staff, however, the FIU has limited resources to investigate potential money laundering or terrorist financing activities. In an effort to build Tanzania's capacity to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service held a seminar on anti-money laundering and financial investigative techniques in November.

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