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Dossier December 2019

Narco-Trafficking.The African routes.

The continent of Africa is becoming one of the major transit hubs for the movement of drugs. In a report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) stated that ‘With their experience in the field of contraband hashish and heroin, the drugs cartels of Western Africa are seeking new contacts in Latin America to extend…

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Along the Desert Routes.

The North African area, with its vast desert regions that are difficult to police and include the roads and tracks of the Sahara Desert, has become the main crossroads for  trafficking in arms, migrants and narcotics. Among the various roads across the desert that descend from Algeria to its southern regions, there is the ancient…

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West Africa, bridgehead for cocaine trafficking.

The region has acquired a key role in the drugs trade, becoming the major platform of intercontinental trade in cocaine, not only because of its strategic location but also because it is fertile ground for creating local groups interested in what they can gain from this commerce. The Atlantic coast, composed of Guinea-Bissau, Guinea and,…

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Nigerian gangs.

A large part of the drugs coming from Latin America and Asia is controlled and managed by gangs of Nigerians (such as the Area boys known as Agberos, other gangs of young boys called Bakassi and the fearsome violent confraternity of the Black Axe) dominated by the powerful Nigerian mafia which, with its centres in…

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Advocacy

10 Ways We Pretend War is Not a Crime.

Advocacy, more than economic interests, is about consciousness and knowledge. It is about building a strong democracy, holding those in power accountable. It is about…

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Baobab

Why the Hippo lives in the Water.

Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the biggest kings on the land; he was second only to the elephant. The…

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Youth & Mission

Saving the Planet and Ourselves.

Australia, Philippines, California and Central and South Africa have been recently hit by severe drought and endless forest fires.  Thousands are suffering. Plants and animals perish.…

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