01.06.2009   Alter: 10 yrs
Kategorie: Afrika, dgs-info, Ausgabe 25

West Afrika. Fears for stability in west Africa as cartels move in

Part two: How porous borders and poverty make fertile terrain for drug traffickers The wooden canoes stacked on the putrid beach of Mbour's main port tell not one story, but two. Once these locally made, satellite-equipped pirogues did a busy trade in shipping out thousands of young men for whom Mbour is the port of choice for the perilous journey to Europe. Now they have begun to export a far more profitable clandestine commodity to Europe's shores: cocaine. (The Guardian, 10.03.2009)