Combating transnational organised crime fuelled by escalating instability across Africa

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Andrew Elwell

Africa’s steady creep towards being the global hub for transnational organised crime and violent terrorism is becoming one of this decade’s key security concerns for international actors. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimates that 13 percent of global cocaine traffic moves through West Africa, meaning that in the past several years the region has become a crucial transit route for drug trafficking from the Americas. David M. Luna, Senior Director of the...
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