SA raises terror financing danger to excessive as Islamic State makes inroads into Africa

Islamic State fighters on patrol in West Africa (Screenshot/ISIS West Africa)

South Africa has up to date its danger of getting used as a hub for terrorist financing from average to excessive because the Islamic State (IS) makes inroads into southern Africa, the Monetary Intelligence Centre (FIC) has warned.

The FIC, which gathers and analyses data to fight monetary crime and cash laundering, stated in a new report that the nation’s present terrorist financing risk “emanates predominantly from the IS, its associates, its supporters, and its ideology”.

“From a worldwide and regional perspective […] the actions of [IS] and its associates have seen them change into one of many deadliest international terror teams,” stated the FIC.

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