Report: In the DRC, Youth Gangs Straddle Crime and Vigilantism

The complete breakdown of law and order in the Democratic Republic of the Congo two decades ago has given birth to local youth gangs, which have taken over neighborhoods of all major cities in the country and are often colluding with law enforcement, according to a recent report by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC).

Belgium Takes Steps to Curb Money Laundering

Belgium launched a platform through which the government and banks will scrutinize suspicious accounts together and share information on money laundering risks, criminal activity, and protection practices.

TI: Laws to Protect Whistleblowers Needed Worldwide

Whistleblowing is one of the most effective ways to detect and prevent corruption and other malpractice, and people who dare to speak up need to be properly protected, Transparency International (TI) said, marking the June 23 — World Whistleblowers Day.

Chinese Regulator Urges Banks, Alipay to Block Crypto Trading

Five Chinese banks and a payment firm have vowed to toughen measures against crypto-related transactions after the People's Bank of China (PBC), the country’s central bank, issued a new regulation banning the trading of virtual currencies within financial markets.