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Senegal: Nation adopts ECOWAS anti-corruption protocol

Senegalese MPs on Thursday unanimously adopted the protocol of the Economic Community of West African States on the fight against corruption, APA can report. “The Government of Senegal has the firm commitment to fight corruption. That is why we want to have national and international legal regulations provided for this purpose,” Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese abroad, Mankeur Ndiaye said. The provisions of the ECOWAS protocol cover extradition, financial reporting, customs and immigration, computerized management and judicial process. The document also serves as a sub-regional framework for the fight against corruption. In Senegal, the current regime has included the fight against corruption among its top priorities by strengthening the Anti-fraud and Corruption Office (OFNAC), the State Inspection General, and restoring the anti-graft court (CREI). The anti-graft court has sentenced former President Aboulaye Wade’s son Karim to six years in prison and fined him CFA 147 billion for corruption.