Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Human Smuggling, Drug Trafficking & COVID-19 in North Africa & the Sahel

Human Smuggling, Drug Trafficking & COVID-19 in North Africa & the Sahel

We start in North Africa and the Sahel where we will give you a comprehensive overview of some of the major illicit markets in the region, before in future episodes taking a more in depth look at the nuances within the illicit economy in Africa. In this episode we will discuss the journey taken by human smugglers and migrants travelling through the Sahel region and how that has been impacted by COVID-19. Before moving onto Libya, the departure point for many of those trying to get to Europe. Where COVID has combined with an ongoing war to make life even more difficult for migrants. And finally, we'll look at the drug production and trafficking region of the Maghreb, on the doorstep of the European illicit drug market. #AfricaTOC Presenter Lindy Mtongana (https://twitter.com/lindymtongana?lang=en) Guests Alexandre Bish (https://globalinitiative.net/experts/alexandre-bish/) - Senior Analyst at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. Rebecca Murray (https://globalinitiative.net/experts/rebecca-murray/) , Senior Analyst at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. Mark Micallef (https://globalinitiative.net/experts/mark-micallef/) , Director of the North Africa and Sahel Observatory at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. Matt Herbet (https://globalinitiative.net/experts/matt-herbert/) , Senior Analyst with the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. GI's Risk Bulletin (https://globalinitiative.net/esaobs-risk-bulletin-8/)

Duration: 32 min

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