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Guinea-Bissau, on the west coast of Africa, is one of the smallest and poorest countries in the world, but it has a big claim to fame: It's become a key hub for South American drug traffickers looking to make a few hundred million dollars a year shipping their goods to Europe via West Africa.
A British court sentenced the former governor of a Nigerian oil state to 13 years in prison on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to embezzling 50 million pounds ($79 million) in one of the biggest money-laundering cases seen in Britain.
The UN agency that fights drugs and crime estimated that cocaine trafficking is generating some $900 million annually in West and Central Africa as South American cartels use the shortest route to transport drugs to Europe.
A British watchdog is worried that money from mines will fund Zanu-PF violence ahead of elections.
National team players alleged to have taken bribes to throw matches played in Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand
The Drug Enforcement Agency or DEA says it needs US$6 million to fight drug traffickers and users. The agency has warned that Liberia could be like Guinea Bassau if the authorities do not take an aggressive approach in fighting the dangerous trade the region.
Africa’s Western black rhino has officially been declared extinct and other subspecies of rhinoceros could follow, according to the latest review by a leading conservation organization.
A key ally of the African National Congress said Tuesday that the South African ruling party is plagued by perpetual leadership battles funded by dirty money.
Oil company rejects watchdog's claims that its local contracts made it complicit in the killing of civilians
Top West African officials are calling for greater United Nations and international support to prevent the region’s coasts from becoming a haven for pirates and to fight growing drug and arms trafficking