Africa and the War on Drugs

Africa and the War on Drugs

eBook - 2012
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Nigerian drug lords in UK prisons, khat-chewing Somali pirates hijacking Western ships, crystal meth-smoking gangs controlling South Africa's streets, and narco-traffickers corrupting the state in Guinea-Bissau: these are some of the vivid images surrounding drugs in Africa which have alarmed policymakers, academics and the general public in recent years. In this revealing and original book, the authors weave these aspects into a provocative argument about Africa's role in the global trade and control of drugs. In doing so, they show how foreign-inspired policies have failed to help African drug users but have strengthened the role of corrupt and brutal law enforcement officers, who are tasked with halting the export of heroin and cocaine to European and American consumer markets. A vital book on an overlooked front of the so-called war on drugs.
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books in association with African Institute, Royal African Society, World Peace Foundation., Ă2012
ISBN: 9781848139671
1848139675
9781848139688
1848139683
9786613953490
6613953490
9781283640992
1283640996
9781848139664
1848139667
Characteristics: 1 online resource (176 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Klantschnig, Gernot 1977-

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