Colombian cocaine destroying Guinea-Bissau
Colombian cocaine is destroying Guinea-Bissau, a small West African country, with a tiny, ill-equipped police force and virtually no navy or air force. Drug dealers corrupt the government, while cheap cocaine assaults the population. Why Guinea-Bissau? It is a smuggling link between South America and Western Europe. For more, see here.
Guinea-Bissau, allegedly Africa's first narco-state
According to the (London) Independent, 17 July 2007, drug gangs control Guinea-Bissau, a small West African state that formerly had been a Portuguese colony. For more, see here.
Alcohol and the Slave Trade in West Africa, 1400-1850
Charles Ambler, “Alcohol and the Slave Trade in West Africa, 1400-1850.” Drugs, labor, and colonial expansion. Ed. William Jankowiak and Daniel Bradburd. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2003, pp. 73 - 88.
Posted by Jon on April 19, 2006 at 03:14 PM in Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso , Cape Verde, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo | Permalink