May 31, 2011

West Africa's Cocaine Coast

International Institute for Strategic Studies, International Institute for Strategic Studies

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West Africa's drug problem should not be exaggerated. The region is not a homogeneous block, which complicates any attempt to compare it to Mexico. Drugs have arguably worsened security problems in the region, rather than giving rise to them. However, the drugs trade has the potential to further destabilise fragile countries which are prone to corruption and are in many cases still in the midst of post-conflict transition.

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