Guinea Bissau 'Drug Kingpin' Arrested
The country's former navy chief, Jose Americo Bubo Na Tchuto, regarded as a drug kingpin, was arrested on international waters and is being transferred to the United States, according to news reports.
Recovering drug addicts in Guinea-Bissau.
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 »
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 »
How Cocaine Transformed a Tiny African Nation
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 »
They Call Guinea Bissau a Narco-State - So What?
RNW Africa, 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 »
Guinea-Bissau Drug Trade 'Rises Since Coup'
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 »
Drug Smuggling Rises After Coup, Says UN
UN, 31 July 2012
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Néstor Osorio (Colombia): Read more »
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