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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.
Although Guinea-Bissau has become more stable and made economic reforms, the UN Security Council is still concerned at persisting transnational organized crimes which threaten peace and security, said Nelson Messone, the council's president for the month of June
The amount of cocaine trafficked through West Africa has been declining steadily over the past four years, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Niger’s observance of Islam is not overly strict, but the preponderance of gin bottles on stalls lining its pitted roads is still a surprise
Political instability, lawlessness and drug trafficking have combined in a vicious circle to weaken the state.