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Iran sanctions lifted, Dutch nationals arrested in Bitcoin raid, compliance fears over weakened encryption, and more

So much to read, no time to search. Everything you need to know in our compliance roundup. 

France calls for stricter counter-terrorist financing measures, new sanctions against individuals in Burundi and more

Irish central bank calls for AML/CTF improvements, Kenya arrests over 20 on corruption charges, Brazil prosecutors focus on foreign companies, and more

  • Kenya's Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has arrested 20 people, including two heads of state-owned companies, while seven others are still wanted. The individuals work in procurement, an area estimated to relate to 70 percent of corruption cases in the country.    

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Obama lifts Liberia sanctions, ambassadors warn Kenyan officials over graft, UK drops Olympus fraud case, and more

  • Noting progress in their democratic development since the civil war, President Obama lifted US economic sanctions against Liberia on Thursday. Sanctions have been in place since 2004. The UN removed travel bans and asset freezes against Liberian entities in September this year, but maintained an...

Romania PM resigns amid anti-corruption protests, ABN Amro fined for AML shortcomings, New Zealand passes new anti-graft laws, and more