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Africa and the War on Drugs Neil Carrier

Africa and the War on Drugs

Neil Carrier

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ISBN : 9781848139671
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184 pages
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Nigerian drug lords in UK prisons, khat-chewing Somali pirates hijacking Western ships, crystal meth-smoking gangs controlling South Africas streets, and narco-traffickers corrupting the state in Guinea-Bissau: these are some of the vivid imagesMoreNigerian drug lords in UK prisons, khat-chewing Somali pirates hijacking Western ships, crystal meth-smoking gangs controlling South Africas streets, and narco-traffickers corrupting the state in Guinea-Bissau: these are some of the vivid images surrounding drugs in Africa which have alarmed policymakers, academics and the general public in recent years. In this revealing and original book, the authors weave these aspects into a provocative argument about Africas role in the global trade and control of drugs. In doing so, they show how foreign-inspired policies have failed to help African drug users but have strengthened the role of corrupt and brutal law enforcement officers, who are tasked with halting the export of heroin and cocaine to European and American consumer markets.A vital book on an overlooked front of the so-called war on drugs.