Dozens of foreign trawlers are licensed to fish in Sierra Leonean waters and the aim of the ban was to help replenish species damaged by overfishing
Violence in the country is a product of people’s circumstances, so many say. But is it really?
A joint report by the World Bank and UNODC urges governments to devote more resources to training investigators in fighting financial crime.
SA’s second largest city has a homicide rate higher than the national average, a global study has shown.
While cannabis is the drug most abused in SA, amphetamine-style stimulants like tik pose the greatest threat, the United Nations said on Wednesday.
Use of cocaine by celebrities is encouraging a trade that destroys whole communities in Latin America and Africa, the United Nations’ top anti-crime official said on Thursday. ”All these celebrity role models, turned into junkies, have in fact spent a lot of time in rehab lately, and their lives are a mess,” said Antonio Maria Costa.
Militants are exploiting weak law enforcement in West Africa to raise funds from rackets ranging from people smuggling to drug trafficking and even fake Viagra, experts said. In the past two years, South American cartels have switched their trafficking routes into Europe to funnel drugs via lawless swathes of war-scarred West Africa.