ORGANISED CRIME IN WEST AFRICA DRIVES INSTABILITY AND VIOLENCE

On 14 September, OCCRP said that a new report from the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime and Corruption, which says that illicit economies, most notably arms trafficking, cattle rustling and kidnapping for ransom, are a major factor behind West Africa’s growing instability. 

https://www.occrp.org/en/daily/16763-report-organized-crime-in-west-africa-drives-instability-and-violence

https://globalinitiative.net/analysis/west-africa-illicit-hub-mapping/

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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

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