Jun 7, 2011

Drug trafficking in Africa

Of note is the fact that the problem is not just limited to the usual suspects – weak or failing states – but also extends to countries that most would consider to have it together, like Ghana, South Africa and Kenya.
Even though there is the popular belief that Africa is in permanent civil war, actually the 5 fingers of one's hand are more than enough to count African countries in war, out of 52. Indeed, countries like Ghana, are very peaceful. But drug trafficking that uses Africa as its corridor to Europe can change this. It would be really sad if what currently happens in Mexico, Guatemala, or El Salvador happens in Africa. Violence that comes with drug trafficking can be as intense as it is during civil war periods.  

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