Hybrid Pre-Tana 2021 Regional Multi-Stakeholders’ Dialogue: Human and Drug Trafficking in Africa: Unlocking Human Freedom
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Venue: Online via Zoom
Drug and human trafficking is not only a global issue affecting everyone from all corners of the world but also an extensive and prevalent threat to peace and security in Africa. The challenges of drug trafficking has risen above all five regions of the continent where some are experiencing a rapid and disastrous decline. Besides engaging in illegal cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of prohibited substance, drug trafficking fosters other forms of crime, such as money laundering, corruption etc. It is also employed to raise income necessary to acquire weapons either by corrupting government officials responsible for the enforcement of law, the military or by misusing funds allocated to conflict resolution. This among others further set hurdles and lengthen the duration of armed conflicts making them more fatal. It is also an ideal source of money for terrorist groups, sustaining crime, criminal acts and deteriorating the rule of law. The continent is not only a major transit route in the international trade of controlled drugs but also major consumer and distributer. Coupled with the youth bulge and growing level of unemployment, this scenario pauses further threats to security in Africa.. More
Date: 19 August 2021
Time: from 10:00 AM-3:30 PM (GMT+3)
Dear Tana Forum partners, colleagues and families, It is with regret that the Tana Forum Secretariat, IPSS, informs you that the 11th edition of the Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa scheduled to take place on 13 - 15 October 2023 at Bahir Dar, Ethiopia...
Introduction The Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) of Addis Ababa University is a prominent Institute for higher education, research and policy dialogues on peace and security in Africa. Established in 2007, it ranks among the top 46 educational...
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