Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Unintended Consequences: Charcoal, Wine and Dhows

Unintended Consequences: Charcoal, Wine and Dhows

In this episode of Africa and the Global Illicit Economy we explore how developments in East and Southern Africa’s economy can lead to unintended consequences in the illicit economy. This episode features an inside look at how the tension between demand for charcoal and bans on production has given rise to powerful dealers who strike predatory agreements with local communities in Northern Uganda, smugglers who hijack wine exports in South Africa's Western Cape, and how a small sailing vessel called a “dhow” has been co-opted for heroin smuggling throughout the Indian Ocean. Presenter: Lindy Mtongana (https://twitter.com/lindymtongana?lang=en) Speakers Rukshana Parker - Analyst, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (https://globalinitiative.net/experts/rukshana-parker/) Centre for African Research-Northern Uganda Research Centre (http://car-nurc.org/) Analyst, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (https://globalinitiative.net/experts/julia-stanyard/) Producer: Alexandria Sahai Williams  Risk Bulletin (https://globalinitiative.net/esaobs-risk-bulletin-8/)

Duration: 26 min

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