EAST AFRICA: CHANGING PATTERNS OF ILLICIT TRAFFICKING OFF THE SWAHILI COAST

On 15 June, the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime described t a “Triangle of vulnerability” for illicit trafficking is emerging as a key geographic space along Africa’s eastern seaboard – the Swahili coast. At one apex of this triangle is Zanzibar, another apex is northern Mozambique, and the final apex of the triangle is out to sea: the Comoros islands.  It says that the Comoros is not yet a major trafficking hub but are uniquely vulnerable as illicit trade continues to evolve along the wider Swahili coastal region. These 3 apexes are linked by illicit economies and trade routes which take little heed of modern political boundaries. It refers to not only drug trafficking, but also wildlife and timber trafficking – with human trafficking as well.

https://globalinitiative.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Triangle-of-Risk.-web.pdf

triangle

 

If you would like to say thanks by making a small contribution, in case I need to upgrade or replace my computers and other paraphernalia, I have a page at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KoIvM842y

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s