The Attorney General Alliance – Africa (AGA-Africa) has announced that six U.S. State Attorney Generals will attend its 2nd annual conference, “Tackling the Reality of Transnational Crime in Africa – Cross Border Solutions and International Cooperation,” on March 2-9, 2020, in Accra, Ghana. The AGA-Africa Conference, part of the Attorney General Alliance (AGA) Africa Alliance Partnership, will uniquely bring together six African American U.S. State Attorneys General, several of their African counterparts and other individuals working on transnational crime to discuss, collaborate, and coordinate on new strategies and solutions to combat these serious issues.
“This year’s conference in partnership with the Ghana Tourism Authority, Food and Drugs Authority of Ghana and the Ghana Police Service provides an important platform for U.S. and African law enforcement officials and other key stakeholders to collaborate on strategies to combat transnational crime networks that pose a serious threat to the security and stability of the U.S., Africa, and the entire international community. Challenges of this magnitude can only be solved through international cooperation and coordinated action. We commend our partners and the six State Attorneys Generals for their leadership and commitment to help put an end to these cross-border problems including human trafficking, corruption, and counterfeit drugs,” said Karen White, Executive Director of the Attorney General – Africa.
State Attorneys General Letitia James of New York, Karl Racine of Washington, D.C., Denise N. George Virgin Islands Attorney General, Keith Ellison of Minnesota, Aaron Ford of Nevada, Kwame Raoul of Illinois will travel to Ghana to take part in the conference. AGA-Africa views Ghana as a valuable partner to convene this important conference considering it sits at the heart of West Africa and is an important African trafficking route, making it an important player in combating the growing illicit trade in persons, drugs, artefacts and wildlife across West Africa.
On the sidelines of the conference, the Ghana Tourism Authority will sign a memorandum of understanding with the AGA- Africa to promote responsible Tourism in Ghana as part of the Beyond the Return initiative.
For more information about the 2nd Annual AGA-Africa Conference, visit: http://agaafrica.org/conference/, http://agaafrica.org/ or https://www.agalliance.org/
About Attorney General Alliance – Africa (AGA-Africa)
Established in 2016 by the Attorney General Alliance (AGA), the AGA – Africa is a U.S.-based organization that seeks to build and foster robust relationships with justice and law enforcement agencies and officials throughout Africa to support the rule of law and combat transnational criminal activity. AGA-Africa collaborates with different stakeholders in the justice and law enforcement sectors in Africa to share information, training, technology and experience in the fight against transnational crime networks including human trafficking, wildlife trafficking, counterfeit drugs, corruption, money laundering, and cybercrime.