Bissau Coup Leader Charged With Trafficking

The U.S. government has charged Antonio Indjai with drug trafficking and seeking to sell arms to rebels in Colombia.
  • Guinea Bissau:  U.S. Charges Coup Leader With Trafficking

    Deutsche Welle, 19 April 2013

    The US has charged the coup leader of Guinea-Bissau with drug trafficking and seeking to sell arms to Colombian rebels. Antonio Indjai is now the eighth person accused in the ... read more »

Soldiers patrolling the capital, Bissau.

  • Guinea Bissau:  Former Navy Chief Na Tchuto Arrested as 'Drug Kingpin', 5 April 2013

    The former chief of the navy in Guinea-Bissau was arrested and is being transferred to the U.S., according to BBC News. read more »

  • Africa:  Guinea-Bissau, Coups and Africa's Cocaine Equation

    African Arguments, 24 October 2012

    After an assault on an air force base in Guinea Bissau left six dead early Sunday, the tiny West African nation's civilian government issued a swift, damning verdict: That the ... read more »

  • West Africa:  Stopping West African Drug Trafficking

    African Arguments, 19 October 2012

    Everyone working on drugs in Africa should read Neil Carrier and Gernot Klantschnig’s short but insightful new book, Africa and the War on Drugs. read more »

  • Rwanda:  How Cocaine Transformed a Tiny African Nation

    The New Times, 16 October 2012

    One morning in early 2005, the villagers of Biombo found hundreds of carefully sealed packets of white powder washed up on their mangrove flats on Guinea-Bissau's Atlantic coast. ... read more »

  • Guinea Bissau:  They Call Guinea Bissau a Narco-State - So What?

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 30 August 2012

    In the late 1990s I visited Guinea Bissau for the first time. A civil war had just ended and it showed. Bissau had been battered. The presidential palace, proudly sitting in the ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Guinea-Bissau Drug Trade 'Rises Since Coup'

    The New Times, 1 August 2012

    The UN Security Council has expressed concern that drug trafficking in Guinea-Bissau has increased since the coup in April. read more »

  • Guinea Bissau:  Drug Smuggling Rises After Coup, Says UN

    United Nations, 31 July 2012

    The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Néstor Osorio (Colombia): read more »